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]
WATCH: CBS News begins referring to Trump’s tweets as ‘racist’ after Dem congresswomen hold presser
CBS Evening News host Norah O'Donnell on Monday began referring to President Donald Trump's tweets as "racist" after four progressive Democratic women lashed out at the president in a press conference.
While speaking to reporters on Monday, Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) fired back at the president because he suggested that they should "go back" to their country of origin.
Following the press conference, O'Donnell's report on the CBS Evening News referred to the tweets as "racist."
GOP strategist delivers devastating analysis of Trump’s ‘Make America White Again’ agenda on CNN
Republican strategist Tara Setmayer on Tuesday delivered a brutal analysis of President Donald Trump's strategy to win reelection, which she dubbed "Make America White Again."
During a panel discussion on Trump ramping up his racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, Setmayer argued that appealing solely to angry white voters was the only hope he had of winning in 2020.
"It's 'Make America White Again,' according to the president of the United States, because everyone in the country is not welcome," she said. "If you have a difference of opinion, you're not welcome."
She then went on to document all the ways Trump is uniquely unfit to judge who does and does not belong in the United States.
Morning Joe panel brutally dismantles Lindsey Graham for doubling down and backing Trump’s extreme racism
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was left speechless by Sen. Lindsey Graham's impassioned defense of President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen.
The "Morning Joe" host sat in stunned silence after rolling video of the South Carolina Republican defending Trump's tweets, and doubling down by hurling his own slurs against the first-year lawmakers.
"You call Americans in Congress communists?" Scarborough said, after gathering his thoughts, "and you say they hate America? And then your punch line to that is aim higher?"
Scarborough, who served alongside Graham as a Republican congressman, said the episode was a shameful new low for the veteran lawmaker.