Adam Carolla explained why he had no problem with Donald Trump’s recent controversial remarks directed at the family of a deceased Muslim war hero.
The comments, which are sure to cause controversy among those who don’t like the outspoken comedian, came on Monday’s episode of the Adam Carolla Podcast with special guest Stephen Bishop.
During the routine “News with Gina Grad” segment, Grad played Adam a clip of the Khizr Khan speech at the Democratic National Convention in which Khan offered this takedown of the Republican frontrunner.
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Holding aloft a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution as his wife stood silently next to him, Khan said, “In this document, look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.’ Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots, who died defending United States of America. You’ll see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing.”
The comments drew massive cheers, but they also drew a response from “The Donald” in which he questioned whether the wife was allowed to speak per Islam’s often patriarchal leanings.
Both Republican and Democratic politicians came down hard on Trump for the remarks, according to the New York Times, but he seemed to have a supporter in Adam Carolla, although not necessarily for the reasons you might think.
“That’s why we love Trump,” Adam said. “She can grieve from the cheap seats. I’m with Trump here.”
While Carolla seemed to be saying these remarks with tongue in cheek, he was less amusing with what came next.
“I’ll tell you what I like. I just think we’re turning into a colossal burlap sack full of p*****s. That’s what our country is turning in to, and I love that Trump p*sses everyone off. And I like to see them p*ssed off, because we’re turning into colossal p*****s. We’ve got stupid Subaru commercials where they’re making their cars with love. It’s driving me insane.”
Adam Carolla has been critical of Trump in the past, but he also sees Hillary Clinton as pandering, and he famously took down California’s lieutenant governor Gavin Newsom in a viral interview on the Adam Carolla Podcast in which he questioned why African-Americans and Hispanics couldn’t, as Newsom said, “get checking accounts,” implying that the two groups are less committed to a traditional family structure, and that’s why they don’t perform as well as Asians educationally or economically.
Carolla has acknowledged that his views often hurt him in Hollywood, but it has not stopped him from chatting jovially with controversial guests like R. Lee Ermey, who are outspoken in their support of Trump and their opposition to NATO.
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Naturally, Adam Carolla has joined a growing throng of comedians critical of the rise of political correctness. That throng has included diverse talents such as Larry the Cable Guy, Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis CK, and John Cleese.
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However, it’s important to note that the position of Adam Carolla on this particular issue flies in the face of what those within Trump’s own party feel about his comments.
Some on the far-right have even gone as far to vilify Khan. On an episode of the Ben Shapiro podcast earlier this week, the Trump critic even wondered if Khan had read his copy of the Constitution, calling everything in his speech that came after that stunt “something straight out of the Communist manifesto.”
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