Liberal comedian Sarah Silverman is no fan of President Donald Trump, but his supporters are another story.
Setting out to reach “common ground” with those who differ from her politically and culturally, the feminist comic got to know some Americans who voted for Trump on a more personal level and said she “fell in love” with them.
Silverman spoke at the Vulture Festival in Los Angeles about her new satirical Hulu series, “I Love You, America,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“When you’re one-on-one with someone who doesn’t agree with you, or whose ideology is different than yours, when you’re face to face, your porcupine needles go down,” she said “The surprise was … I fell in love with them. I had a great time with them and I felt comfortable.”
The progressive comedian has gone off the rails at times in her criticisms of Trump, admitting once that his election victory created in her a “survival-based fear” and the “sudden urge to buy a gun and stockpile water and weapons and canned goods.”
Earlier this year, the Hollywood moonbat labeled Trump a “fascist” and even called for a military coup against the president.
“We’re waiting for him to hit bottom,” she said in her talk with Vulture last weekend “There’s no bottom. It’s bottomless.”
But her opinion of those who voted for the president was markedly different after an episode of “I Love You, America,” during which Silverman had dinner with a Chalmette, Louisiana family of Trump voters in their own home.
“I live in a bit of a bubble” the foul-mouthed comedian said, introducing the episode, explaining that as a Hollywood celebrity who lives on “the left coast” she may have “unfair, preconceived notions about what the people are like in the rest of America.”
She added that she probably deserved an award for having dinner with a family that had views completely different than her own.
“Did we change each others’ minds? Um, f– no,” Silverman said in the episode. “But we did learn that we don’t have to be divided to disagree. We can have fun. We can even love each other.”
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