Comedian Chris Rock told a Kennedy Center audience filled with prominent Democrats that they were “stupid” to want to arrest former President Donald Trump.
The 58-year-old was part of a program to honor actor and comedian Adam Sandler with the Mark Twain Prize late Sunday. Audience members reportedly included former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and several Biden administration officials.
Referring to the rumored pending arrest of the former president, Rock asked, “Are you guys really going to arrest Trump? Do you know this is only going to make him more popular?”
The comedian asked the gathering, “Are you stupid?” He compared the public response to taking Trump into custody to arresting deceased rapper Tupac Shakur. “He’s just gonna sell more records.”
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It is believed that radical progressive District Attorney Alvin Bragg of Manhattan will issue an indictment of Trump. The case involves alleged “hush money” paid to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign to quiet talk of a supposed affair.
Bragg, as is widely known, was largely funded in his campaign for DA by liberal billionaire George Soros.
Rock does not believe the left’s excitement over a possible Trump arrest is justified. He even joked that the alleged payoff to Daniels was “romantic” and that most people who have been cheated on wish a payoff was made on their behalf so they would not find out.
Not that the comedian was defending Trump in any way. He quipped that the Republican was so controversial that Biden “had to burst off a monument” and that he’d been dead for years.
Interestingly, several comedians at the event noted the difficulties faced by their profession during these woke times. David Spade joked that Mark Twain himself would have trouble winning his own award due to “some iffy material.”
The night’s honoree, Adam Sandler, said that the current climate is “more hypersensitive than it’s ever been, but we’re gonna be alright.”
Chris Rock may have been more right than he suspected when he said that Trump’s potential arrest would only shore up his support. After all, any reasonable person observing the Manhattan DA’s case can see that it is an exercise in grandstanding and self-serving posturing.