When I was growing up, TVs had about three channels, which meant that if the family was home and if there was rain on Labor Day, the TV was tuned to the dreadful Jerry Lewis telethon – because that’s all that was on.
Back then, age had started taking its toll on the comedian. He chain smoked his way through the telethon while his too-black hair was held in place with a thick layer of what looked like grease. Even as a child, I saw a disconnect between the angry, bitter man on the tee vee and the man who was genuinely trying to make children’s lives better.
Jerry Lewis no longer hosts his sideshow telethon, but he’s still angry and bitter, and he’s a Trump supporter. His heart might open for children with Muscular Dystrophy, but for refugees, they “should stay where the hell they are.”
No one has worked harder for the human condition than I have, but they’re not part of the human condition. If 11 guys in the group of 10,000 are ISIS, how can I take the chance? I don’t want to lose another Frenchman or another Englishman. That bothers me.
Why don’t we have Germany and Italy and Great Britain, why don’t have all of them, including Spain, doing something? Get all of your military together, bring that military to our military and wipe them out.
They’re asking to be stopped, and we’re not stopping them, we’re just reporting what they’re doing. It’s ridiculous.
Lewis also said that Trump is “great,” and that he’s a “showman,” which he somehow thinks is good for the presidency. He also thinks President Obama is “great.”
Lewis’ entire interview with Raymond Arroyo shows him to be the POS I imagined as a child. One joke is a completely racist interpretation of how Chinese people name their children.
He also called Stephen Colbert an elitist snob.
Here’s the chopped version:
Here’s the entire video: