Chris Rock is calling out the nation’s political leaders.
The comedian criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s coronavirus response and compared President Donald Trump to a child, in a new interview with the New York Times.
Rock, who is known for his biting political comedy, shared his thoughts with the paper on the coronavirus pandemic, and why he believes Congressional Democrats fumbled their response to the outbreak.
“It was totally up to Pelosi and the Democrats. Their thing was, ‘We’re going to get him impeached,’ which was never going to happen. You let the pandemic come in. Yes, we can blame Trump, but he’s really the 5-year-old,” Rock said in the article, which was published Wednesday.
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He went on to draw a comparison between Trump and the film The Last Emperor, which tells the story of a child who becomes the ruler of China.
“Did you ever see that movie The Last Emperor, where like a 5-year-old is the emperor of China? There’s a kid and he’s the king. So I’m like, ‘It’s all the Democrats’ fault.’ Because you knew that the emperor was 5 years old,” Rock explained. “And when the emperor’s 5 years old, they only lead in theory. There’s usually an adult who’s like, ‘OK, this is what we’re really going to do.'”
Rock has been doing a round of interviews to promote his latest role as a 1950s mobster in the new season of FX’s Fargo.