Comedian Louis C.K. Compares Trump to Hitler in His Latest Email Newsletter
By Lynda Brendish
Louis C.K. certainly pulls no punches when it comes to presidential candidate Donald Trump. The comedian's latest newsletter to fans about his show Horace and Pete included a lengthy personal note in which he pleads with fans to rally behind almost anyone but Trump, who he compared to Hitler and called an "insane bigot."
"Please stop it with voting for Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler," C.K. wrote in the note. "And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the 30s. Do you think they saw the s--t coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all."
The Louie actor went on to criticize Trump's statements on opening up libel laws, which he says would "decimate the first amendment," as well as contradictory positions the presidential candidate appears to take on issues.
"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," C.K. wrote.
The 48-year-old stand-up comedian went on to call Trump an "insane bigot" and a "bully," but said he could understand people's fascination with the candidate. "A vote for Trump is so clearly a gut-vote, and again I get it. But add a little brain to it and look the guy up. Because if you vote for him because of how you feel right now, the minute he's president, you’re going to regret it," he urged.
"That's how Hitler got there. He was voted into power by a fatigued nation and when he got inside, he did all his Hitler things and no one could stop him."
C.K. made it clear he wasn't advocating for any particular candidate although he doesn't "particularly enjoy the conservative agenda." He said after eight years of a Democrat in the White House, America needs the "balance" of a Republican president.
Another comedian weighed into the same debate on Saturday, this time on Twitter. Patton Oswalt wondered if Trump supporters "know he hates them? That he'd mulch 'em into pellets to feed goats if it meant a .00001% uptick in his portfolio?"
Oswalt also made what might be a jab at C.K., in a second Trump tweet: "May I speak for all comedians? I am NOT thankful for Trump. He's a depressing a--hole with one comedic beat. And Hitler is passé & hack."
May I speak for all comedians? I am NOT thankful for Trump. He's a depressing asshole with one comedic beat. And Hitler is passé & hack.