In appearance About “Who’s Talking?” chris wallace? ” aired on Friday. CNNthe actor and comedian broke down why he had to speak out when Wallace brought up Trump’s criticism of immigrants who come to the United States without documents.
“I just can’t tolerate someone demonizing a group of people,” said Lopez, who mocked President Trump’s border wall plan in his 2020 Netflix special “We’ll Do It for Half.”
“People come from all over the world. This is America, and everyone needs to feel welcome,” the comedian continued. “And someone can shine a light on people who are convinced that this country benefits from the work they do every day. I don’t think they should be made to feel like it’s their fault.”
Lopez had Trump on a late night talk show in 2010. before becoming a harsh critic of him. Ahead of the 2016 electionone time pretended to urinate In 2018, he also caused controversy in 2020 when he made the following comments about the former president’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star:I’ll do it in half.” in response to an Instagram post about unconfirmed claims that Iran offered Trump an $80 million bounty.
Wallace then asked Lopez what he thought about the current Republican frontrunner ahead of the 2024 presidential election.
“I have to say, I’m surprised that there are people who would say racist things in a blood-staining, thought-provoking way towards people. All of this is very reminiscent of Nazi Germany. ” Lopez said before Wallace corrected him, adding: Mr. Trump’spoison the blood” remarks.
“pest, shitty country And all those things. I don’t think much of him as a president, and I don’t think much of him as a man,” the comedian said.