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Comedian Adam Carolla on rich people: ‘They’re better than poor people. They just are’

By Tom Boggioni
Saturday, May 31, 2014 18:00 EDT
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In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein, comedian Adam Carolla dismissed criticism of rich Americas like Donald Trump, stating that the rich are, “better than poor people. They just are.”

The talk show host, who is promoting his new book, President Me: The America That’s in My Head, lightly mocked Trump, calling him the “Al Sharpton of rich white guys.”

“He helps guys. Let’s say, your tee time is 10AM but you get to the clubhouse and you’re a little bit late, and they put you in a foursome with a couple of Asian guys you don’t want to be in a foursome with – he jumps in, he makes it right,” Carolla explained. “And I would like to take over his mantle as the Al Sharpton for rich white guys. And he can’t keep it forever.”

After Weinstein pointed out that Carolla appears to defend rich people against demonization in his book, Carolla became more serious saying he would take it a step further.

“They’re better than poor people. They just are,” Carolla replied. “I’ve hung around with plenty of poor people, now I’ve hung out with rich people. They work harder, generally. More focused. The folks I grew up with, the poor people I grew up with, fairly lethargic, did a lot of complaining, they smoked a little too much, drank a little too much, blamed everyone but themselves a little too much.”

Carolla dismissed the “notion” of the rich being “born with a silver spoon,” saying: “I don’t know any people that were born rich.”

“A lot of them had the advantage of growing up with a family that was intact, that would let them go off and do things that would, later on, enable them to become wealthy,” he explained.

Carolla also pointed out that the rich give “a hell of a lot more to charity.”

Turning to his own charitable contributions, Carolla admitted that he could give more but concluded, “I do the ultimate charity — I pay a shitload in taxes.”

Watch the video below from The Daily Caller:

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
 
 
 
 
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