In a Saturday morning email designed to promote the upcoming season of his web series “Horace and Pete,” popular comedian Louis C.K. appended a blistering rant tearing into GOP front-runner Donald Trump, comparing him to Hitler and telling voters not to commit “national suicide” by voting for him.
In the extensive diatribe, published by Variety, CK began with the Hitler analogy and jumped off from there in typical C.K. fashion.
“Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler. And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s,” he wrote. “Do you think they saw the shit coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all.”
Addressing the election he added, “I get that all these people sound like bullshit soft criminal opportunists. The whole game feels rigged and it’s not going anywhere but down anymore. I feel that way sometimes. And that voting for Trump is a way of saying ‘f*ck it. F*ck them all’. I really get it. It’s a version of national Suicide. Or it’s like a big hit off of a crack pipe. Somehow we can’t help it. Or we know that if we vote for Trump our phones will be a reliable source of dopamine for the next four years. I mean I can’t wait to read about Trump every day. It’s a rush. But you have to know this is not healthy.”
The comedian had some advice for conservatives too.
“If you are a true conservative. Don’t vote for Trump. He is not one of you. He is one of him. Everything you have heard him say that you liked, if you look hard enough you will see that he one day said the exact opposite. He is playing you.”
The entire rant can be read below via @morar on Twitter:
— david morar (@morar) March 5, 2016