Comedian Bill Murray is famous for being “that guy” who goes around crashing random events.
The White House is only the beginning. Try bachelor parties.
The comedy legend is full of surprises, as he showed when brought on CNBC to “talk politics.”
Being a Hollywood celebrity, Murray is expected to stick to the “political correctness” script. It’s virtually a lock that he’s going to parrot every Democratic Party talking point, down to the letter.
But as he’s shown time and time again, Murray gives no f**ks. Roll tape:
The state of US politics, according to Bill Murray. pic.twitter.com/k4tzZHK2wb
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The CNBC host asked if there were hope for healing the political divide. That’s when Murray pulled out this stemwinder.
“How can Kristen Wiig make everyone laugh? She’s not thinking about being political. She’s thinking about what resonates and what’s common to all of us…” he began.
‘Okay, so far, so good,’ they thought.
“My friend who’s a great comedy writer, Jim Downey, he’s accused of being a right-wing comedy writer, if there is such a thing,” he says with a sly grin.
The CNBC hosts certainly started to feel uncomfortable at this point. ‘Bill Murray knows a writer who might be right-wing? Uh oh.’
“He says, no no, I just think the way the Democrats handle things is poor, the way they try to pick out little pieces…where [they say] ‘we represent the Hispanics, we represent LGBTQ’ or something. And they’re not speaking to everyone at once. It’s almost demeaning to say ‘I’m choosing you because you’re a splinter group or you’re a certain minority group,” Murray said.
You can just imagine the producer at this point.
But Bill Murray persisted, as they say.
“There’s almost a resentment…you’re separated again by a politician. You’re my people, I’m in control of you, and I represent you. Instead of thinking each citizen has the right to be respected as a citizen first under the laws of the country.”
So, what you’re saying is that Democrats might be unnecessarily dividing America in order to control people’s votes?
It looks like we’re sharing a brain, Bill Murray. Never stop being legendary.
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