Legendary tv star Larry David recently shared some personal thoughts about President Donald Trump and American politics. The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actor and “Seinfeld” creator claimed, “You know, it’s an amazing thing. The man has not one redeeming quality. You could take some of the worst dictators in history and I’m sure that all of them, you could find one decent quality. Stalin could have had one decent quality, we don’t know!”
David further said he gets mad at Mr. Trump’s briefings, where he contradicts his own scientists in real time. “That’s the hardest thing about the day, watching what comes out of this guy’s mouth,” he added. “It turns you into a maniac because you’re yelling at the television. All of a sudden, you find yourself screaming, like I used to do on the streets of New York, pre-‘Seinfeld,’ when I saw happy couples on the street.”
As for the president’s attempts at humor, David told “He’s like a bad Catskills comic.”
The New York Times piece reported:
Mr. David was stunned when President Trump retweeted a scene from the episode where Larry wears a MAGA hat to get out of commitments in liberal Hollywood, and ends up using it to assuage a Trumpster on a motorcycle with road rage. Mr. Trump tweeted a clip of the fight with the motorcycle guy with the message: “TOUGH GUYS FOR TRUMP!”
Mr. David’s show is beloved by some Trumpsters because it is so anti-P.C. and because Larry is always raging against the machine. But he told an audience at the 92nd Street Y that he didn’t care if he alienated Trump voters with his MAGA hat episode. “Alienate yourselves! Go! Go and alienate! You have my blessing.”
Then questioned if he took it personally when Hillary Clinton said of Bernie Sanders’ reputation in Congress: “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him.”As David expressed,“It was a little harsh, yeah.”
When asked if Sanders should call time on his presidential bid, he stated “I feel he should drop out.” Adding that, “Because he’s too far behind. He can’t get the nomination. And I think, you know, it’s no time to fool around here. Everybody’s got to support Biden.”
On a related note, he is relieved not to be flying back and forth to New York on weekends to do a Sanders imitation for “SNL.” “Imagine if he had become president, what would have happened to my life?” David wondered.
In his world, one can only imagine.