Chris Rock did not mince words in a recent interview with the New York Times.
The 55-year-old comedian lambasted Democrat politicians throughout parts of the interview, particularly House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for distracting the United States with doomed impeachment proceedings leading up to the COVID pandemic. Pelosi also encouraged Americans to visit Chinatown in February, in what was seen as a repudiation of Trump’s China travel ban.
Rock didn’t go easy on Trump either, likening the president to a 5-year-old emperor and a cold-hearted landlord. However, as he explained his perception of Trump’s shortcomings, he didn’t let the Democratic Party off the hook for letting the nation down in his opinion.
“So I’m like, it’s all the Democrats’ fault.” Rock said, “Because you knew that the emperor was 5 years old. And when the emperor’s 5 years old, they only lead in theory. There’s usually an adult who’s like, ‘OK, this is what we’re really going to do.’ And it was totally up to Pelosi and the Democrats. Their thing was, ‘We’re going to get him impeached,’ which was never going to happen. You let the pandemic come in. Yes, we can blame Trump, but he’s really the 5-year-old.”
During the winter and leading all the way up until January when the first coronavirus cases started arriving in the US, the Democrats infamously led a failed impeachment effort to remove Trump from office.
On the topic of fake news, Rock had this to say: “Put it this way: Republicans tell outright lies. Democrats leave out key pieces of the truth that would lead to a more nuanced argument. In a sense, it’s all fake news.”