Comedian Jerry Lewis’ philanthropic efforts do not extend toward Syrian refugees, according to his remarks on the Catholic talk show The World Over earlier this month.
“Refugees should stay where the hell they are,” Lewis told host Raymond Arroyo.
“They say there’s a humanitarian crisis,” Arroyo responded.
“Hey, nobody has worked harder for the human condition than I have, but they’re not part of the human condition,” Lewis argued. “If 11 guys in that 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.”
The former Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon host added that President Barack Obama was “never given to understand” the nature of the threat posed by the Islamic State terrorist group.
“What I’m watching in him is uncertainty. And you don’t have uncertainty in a leader,” Lewis argued. “A leader doesn’t give a sh*t what he does, but he gets it done.”
However, the 90-year-old comedy legend did think that Donald Trump’s presidential run was “great.”
“He’s a showman, and we’ve never had a showman in the president’s chair,” Lewis said.
“You had Ronald Reagan — he was a bit of a showman,” Arroyo noted.
“That’s different. You can’t make a comparison with Ronald Reagan,” Lewis countered. “I can do three hours on him with just praise, he was so good.”
However, Lewis was less charitable in his view of Late Show host Stephen Colbert.
“I think he’s a snob. I think he’s [an] elitist and snob,” Lewis said.
The interview can be seen in its entirety here.
[h/t Breitbart News]
Nancy Pelosi roasts Mark Zuckerberg for ‘pandering’ to Trump and his ‘silly’ tantrums
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday mocked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for his efforts to appease President Donald Trump's criticisms of major social media companies.
During a press conference, Pelosi said that Zuckerberg "just panders" to Trump in an effort to preserve his business model, which she described as a platform for people to "misrepresent facts" without consequence.
"They knew during the 2016 elections that the Russians were engaged in foul play," she said. "They knew, because they saw where the money was coming from!"
She then turned her attention to Trump's new executive order that will reportedly open up tech platforms to more lawsuits.
Pennsylvania Dem unloads on GOPers who pushed to reopen as they hid colleague’s COVID-19 infection
Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims (D) lashed out at Republican lawmakers who remained silent after testing positive for COVID-19.
Democrats this week accused Republicans of withholding information after Rep. Andrew Lewis (R) tested positive for the virus.
"It's been a week, perhaps longer, that House Republican leadership knew that at least one of their members had tested positive for COVID-19," Sims explained in a Facebook post. "But they didn't go on quarantine until they were done serving alongside us, especially those of us that serve on the State Government Committee."
‘I have no time for this’: The View’s Meghan McCain blows up GOP conspiracies about voting by mail
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain broke with fellow Republicans who claim voting by mail is rife with fraud.
President Donald Trump and other GOP elected officials warn that efforts to make absentee ballots more easily available will allow Democrats to steal the election, but McCain said that hasn't been the case in her home state.
"That's not accurate," McCain said. "Arizona has voted red every election since 1953, and as Sunny [Hostin] pointed out a few shows ago, 70 percent of Arizonans vote in by absentee ballot or by mail. This is all just trafficking in complete and utter inaccuracies and falsehoods, and it's Thursday. We've had a long week, and I have no time for this."