Chris Rock Says Arresting Trump Is ‘Stupid’
Not that you were necessarily looking for Chris Rock’s opinion on the matter, but he’s not so sure Donald Trump’s supposed impending arrest is a good idea. Noting that several lawmakers were attending the Adam Sandler gala last night for the Mark Twain Prize, Rock asked the audience, “Are you guys really going to arrest Trump?” The comic advised government officials to think twice: “Do you know this is only going to make him more popular? It’s like arresting Tupac. He’s just gonna sell more records. Are you stupid?"
Rock actually finds the whole Stormy Daniels situation “romantic” (please read “romantic” in bold sarcasm font). The former president “f***ed a porn star and paid off someone so his wife couldn’t find out. That’s romantic,” Rock joked. “We’ve all been cheated on. Don’t you wish that the person that cheated on you paid off somebody so you wouldn’t find out?”
Rock made sure to spread the bipartisan love last night, bopping both Trump and President Biden: “Trump was so bad as a president that Joe Biden had to burst off a monument. Biden was dead for 16 years.”
Nancy Pelosi was also in attendance, checking out the Kennedy Center festivities with her husband Paul. Rock gave him a shout-out as a fellow battered celebrity, noting that Paul was “the only one who knew how I felt. Just you and me, Paul. Just you and me, babe.”
It’s unclear if Rock was actually advocating for Trump not to be arrested solely based on whether or not it would allow him to “sell more records.” Sure, controversial headlines get people whipped up, but you wouldn’t advise a guy not to tell headline-making jokes so Selective Outrage gets more views on Netflix, would you?