Comic legend Chris Rock ripped ex-President Barack Obama and his administration in an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday.
The former “Saturday Night Live” star made some scathing remarks about prior Commander-in-chief Obama.
This part of a piece titled, ‘Chris Rock Tried To Warn Us.’ The multi-award winning performer speaking out in support of his new project ‘Fargo’ on FX.
He took an irreverent turn following his May appearance with New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he fired away at America’s former chief executive. “Obama becoming the president, it’s progress for White people. It’s not progress for Black people,” Rock stated.
Then added, “the real narrative should be that these people, the Black people, are being abused by a group of people that are mentally handicapped.”
Blexit, an exodus movement from the Democratic Party, is led by activist and founder Candace Owens. A right wing darling who has come under major fire from her opponents across the aisle.
Rock a megastar who may perhaps be best known for his iconic role as “Pookie” in the 1991 film “New Jack City.” He also served a short stint on the sketch comedy classic show “In Living Color” before achieving much wider success.
As he claimed, “It’s the Jackie Robinson thing. It’s written like he broke a barrier, as if there weren’t Black people that could play before him. And that’s how White people have learned about racism. They think, when these people work hard enough, they’ll be like Jackie.”
Brooklyn Dodgers hero Jackie Robinson the first African-American player to break a long-standing major league baseball color barrier. The 1949 National League MVP widely praised as an enduring symbol of racial equality.
In late spring, Rock joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo along with fellow New Yorker Rosie Perez to promote new measures of public safety. That public service announcement backed Governor Cuomo’s efforts to establish a newly defined protocol throughout the Empire State.
Governor Cuomo finding himself under heavy pressure as of late from critics who allege gross negligence in handling the state’s health crisis. Many feel Cuomo has only exacerbated the situation. More specifically with regard to a spread among nursing homes resulting from his executive orders.
President Obama obviously taking a more prominent position in recent months supporting long time wingman Joe Biden. Obama looking to preserve his legacy which is largely under attack by rival Republican Pres. Donald Trump.
Biden’s previous boss had seemed somewhat reluctant to give a full endorsement in months ahead of the Democratic party’s nomination process. Both President Obama and his First Lady Michelle offered their blessings and unconditional support before the National Convention taking place.
Plus Rock set his sights on embattled President Donald Trump. “Did you ever see that movie ‘The Last Emperor,’ where like a 5-year-old is the emperor of China? There’s a kid and he’s the king. So I’m like, it’s all the Democrats’ fault. Because you knew that the emperor was 5 years old. And when the emperor’s 5 years old, they only lead in theory.”
And he told, “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.”
“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.”
The funny man is further quoted saying, “Hollywood’s just not funny. You walk around and think ‘Where’s the funny at?’ It’s not there – all there is is a bunch of directors and actors walking around. I like going into a diner and meeting real people. Funny is where the real people are.”
Beyond that, “America is the most powerful country in the world and I think every intelligent country should be concerned about what’s going on here. I’ve got no beef with Brits objecting to our election outcome. I applaud that. I’ll tell you right now, Americans don’t care about what’s going on in other countries.”
This a triumphant return for the acclaimed comedy great.