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Comedian Louis C.K. visited TBS’ Conan at his New York show on Tuesday to talk politics.
He explained to Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter that he plans on voting for Hillary Clinton because she can bring the qualities of a mother to the presidency, which he is excited about. “I think she’s super smart,” he said. “It’s really exciting to have the first mother in the White House. It’s not about the first woman, it’s about the first mom.”
O’Brien asked what it was about a mom that would work so well as president, to which C.K. said, “A mother just does it. She feeds you and teaches you, she protects you, she takes care of shit. We’ve had 240 years of fathers. Bald father, fat father, every kind of father.”
Admitting that “fathers are OK,” he explained that he thinks “a great father can give a kid 40 percent of his needs — top. Any mother, just a shit mother, just a not-even-trying mother — 200 percent.”
But the comedian also said that a Donald Trump presidency would mean four years “of a guy who can’t be criticized,” which he would have a problem with. “What’s more important about a president than you can shit all over them? That’s what presidents are for,” he said. “That’s the point of the president, is to get drunk and blame them for everything.”
“This guy,” he said, referencing Trump, “every time he’s criticized, everything stops and he makes everybody pay. That’s not how it works. We need somebody who can take abuse. Hillary Clinton can take abuse.”
“We’ve been hazing her, we’ve been holding her down and spitting in her mouth and yelling at her, and she just keeps working!”
“You really changed my mind. I was all in for Trump,” O’Brien joked, before asking the comedian what he thought about people who abstain from voting.
C.K. explained that “if you’re a liberal who’s not gonna vote, you’re a piece of shit,” imitating young voters who may not like Clinton’s voice, because he doesn’t want someone in the White House who’s “likable or cool” anyway. “We need a two-faced, conniving, crazy, just somebody who’s got a million schemes.”
“We need just a tough bitch mother who nobody likes,” he concluded. “If you vote for Hillary, you’re a grown-up. If you vote for Trump, you’re a sucker. If you don’t vote for anybody, you’re an asshole.”
Watch the interview below.
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