July 22, 2016 - Nina Turner

  • 07/22/2016

Rapper YG performs "F**k Donald Trump," and Larry discusses the GOP presidential nominee's RNC speech with Nina Turner, Ricky Velez and Franchesca Ramsey.


Thank you very much.


Friday, Friday, Friday.

Thank you very much,please have a seat.

-(cheers and applause)-Please.

Thank you, thank you.

-(audience chanting "Larry")-Thank you.

Welcome to The Nightly Show.

-(audience chanting "Larry")-Yes.

Thank you. Please.

They are so excited 'causeit's Friday.

We ain't never on on Friday.

That would have been (bleep) upif you guys came here

and we weren't here.


"They lied."

No, it's Friday, man,and we got a special...

Actually, we have a specialmusical performance

from YG tonight.

-(cheers and applause)-Y-G.

Why G?

He's going to, um...

He's going to give Donald Trumpsome, uh, "feedback," uh...


on how his convention went,so stick around for that.

But first, uh,I think we should catch you up

on what happenedat the RNC last night,

so time to check inwith the Unblackening.





(roaring and screaming)



-(cheers and applause)-Ooh, so scary.

So, last night marked the end

of the Republican NationalConvention.

And it's been quite aconvention, you guys.

From-from Michelle Obama'sbeautiful speech.


To, uh...

-(cheers and applause)-Right, right?

To, uh, to Ben Carson playing"Six Degrees of Lucifer."

To Grandpa Munster/Zodiac Killergetting booed off the stage.


And then, and-and you havethe children of the Orange

stealing the spotlight, right?

They were awesome, man.

It's been, it's beena hell of a week, um...

You know, uh, uh, um,I mean that.

It's been the week from hell.

So, Donald Trump, man,this is your big night

to make your caseto the American people.

What did you have to say?

The American people will comefirst once again.


The American peoplewill come first.

Well, isn't that gentlemanlyof you.

(laughter and applause)

Well, yeah,you know what I'm saying.

It's, uh, pretty, uh...

Well, how are you goingto do that, big boy?

(convention audience cheering)

Well. Okay.

I see.

He's not just appealingto the base.

(audience exclaims)

He's also working the shaft.

What? What? Come on.

You had that joke.

Come on.

That joke was right there.

You got... I got...

This is a sick crowd tonight,I can tell.

Okay. All right.

But that's not theonly way Trump

jerked America aroundlast night.

Anyone who endorses violence,hatred or oppression

is not welcome in our country

and never, ever will be.

Oh, my God, you're kickingyourself out.


-(cheers and applause)-Oh, my God.

Trump. Trump. Trump.Trump. Trump.

(audience chanting "Trump")

No, no, no, no,don't, don't, don't.


So Trump spent--he spent most of the night

trying to terrify peopleinto voting for him,

and because some peoplewant to vote for him,

I'm a little terrified.

But, oddly, he also decidedto extend a hand to a community

that has only received a fingerfrom the Republicans before.

As your president,I will do everything in my power

to protect our LGBTQ citizens.


He could barely get throughthose letters, am I right?

"L"... "G"... "B"...

Sounds like he just heard itfor the first time.

"LGBTQ, uh, could you spellthat for me?


spell it right here."

Though, to be fair, I got...I got to give Trump credit

for being the first GOP nomineeto mention LGBTQ citizens

in a convention speech,

and, I have to say,I give the party credit

for mentioning that community

more than I ever expectedthis week.

Donald Trump knowsthat your life matters.

He knows thatLGBTQ lives matter.

I am proud to be gay.

I am proud to be a Republican.

But most of all,I am proud to be an American.

(cheers and applause)

And I am so confused right now.

Did the entire Republican Partyjust come out of the closet?


I don't know.

Hold on, though.

Even Jesus' BFF Ted Cruz gotin on this, um, hot gay action.

Whether you are gay or straight,the Bill of Rights protects

the rights of all of us to liveaccording to our conscience.

Man, the Republican Party

has completely embracedLGBTQ rights.

It's a shame thatthe Republican Party

doesn't actually embraceLGBTQ rights.




Uh, Ted Cruz, it's very nicewhat you said,

don't get me wrong,

um, but you also said this

about the Supreme Court'spro-gay marriage ruling.

On June of last yearwe saw a decision

from the Supreme Court thatwas nothing short of tragic.

Damn, videotape.

First it captures black peoplegetting shot,

then it captures hypocrisy.


Damn this technology.

And Donald Trump, Donald Trump,

yeah, it's nice that you claimto want to protect LGBTQ people,

but then you picked Mike Penceas your running mate,

a guy who's doneanything but that.

In addition to supportinga constitutional ban

on same-sex marriage and signinga bill to jail same-sex couples

for applyingfor a marriage license,

Pence wanted to divertfunding from HIV prevention

in order to fundgay conversion therapy.


You'd think a guy whose namewas so close to penis

wouldn't be so afraid of it.

I mean...

you would think that.

Am I right, Trump?

(audience chanting)


I think he putin an extra one there.

I wasn't sure.

Sorry, Republicans, just tryingto keep it a hundred.

You know how that goes.

Now, a lot of peopledon't know this,

uh, but we have somethingspecial tonight.

Okay, the Trump campaignactually granted

The Nightly Show exclusivebackstage access.

I'm not making this up.


Okay, I might be making it up.

I might be making up,but I'm really not making it up.

Okay, backstage accessto Donald Trump

in the moments leading upto his big speech,

and we were able to capturesome very compelling,

intimate, uh, moments.

Take a look.

(people cheering)

The situation in Turkeyis a real mess,

and we all know that it wascrooked Hillary's fault,

but, look, we gotto restore order, okay,

and we got to monitorthe situation.

We got to show our strength.

We got to get tough, like realtough, like unbelievably t...

-look, I got to go.-All right.

What the hell happenedin Turkey?

Problems,got a lot of problems.

So many problemsin our country, folks.

Believe me.

Mu-slims. Mu-slims.

Obama. Obama.

Black, black, black. Obama.

MAN: No, come on, this isthe perfect time. Come on.

-MAN 2: Uh...-Mr. Trump, look who's here.

-Hey.-LeBron James.

You were absolutely fantasticagainst the Warriors.

-My God, you were good.-(chuckles)

Oh, no. I'm-I'm your new,um, Middle East advisor.

It's-it's, um...

What are you doing?

Oh, good. Uh, what are you gonnabe wearing later on tonight?

Oh, my God, I love that outfit.

-It's so fantastic, so sexy.-Mr. Trump, five minutes.

Uh, look, I got to go, Ivanka.

...so I put it on. As I'm doingthat, the guy behind me,

I hear him saying,"Oh, I've got the wrong coat."

So now there's two of us. Weobviously have the wrong coat.

I realize here's a connection.I look over.

Who do you think I saw,everybody?

Actually, I can't remember.Actually...

Melania, who-whose coat was it?

-MELANIA (accented):Regis Philbin. -Oh. (hisses)

God, that Slovenian accent,it cuts through me,

literally, like a knife. Um...

Regis Philbin.

(light laughter)

-Oh, that's great.-What are the chances?

-Great story. -Crazy.-Unbelievable, right?

That is the perfect story.

Unbelievable.I don't tell it to most people.

Most people want to hear it--I don't tell it, okay?

But it's the perfect story.I save it a lot.

Guys, guys,I just found a Pikachu.

Oh. And there's a Jigglypuff.

Look, my remarksabout the disabled

were taken out of context, okay?

Jews. The Jews. Jews.

I can't believe the crap thatthese Never Trump protesters

pulled on the convention floor.

I mean, look,I won every primary.

I mean,I did fantastically well.

And now these party hacks wantto steal my nomination.

-(toilet flushing)-(sighs)

And, by the way, that guyfrom Alaska, the delegate,

he's a real asshole.

I was raised in a small townin Southern Indiana

in a big family witha cornfield in the backyard.

Although we weren't reallya political family,

the heroes of my youth werePresident John F. Kennedy and...

Excuse me. Excuse me.

Excuse me.

I didn't sayall of them were rapists.

I said most of them.

IVANKA: ...to present to youand to all of America

-my father and our nextpresident... -I can't do this.

I can't do it. It was a gag.It was fun.

I was just doing it for fun.I can't do it. Let me out.

Please. I got to get outof here. It was all for fun.

Crooked Hillary can runthe country. I don't care.

Watch your step.

-♪ -(cheering and applause)

Unbelievable.We'll be right back.

-It's true. It's all true.-(cheering and applause)

Welcome back!I'm here with my panel!

First up, Nightly Show Contributor Ricky Velez!

(cheering and applause)

And Nightly Show ContributorFranchesca Ramsey.

(cheering and applause)

And former Ohio State Senator,Nina Turner.

(cheering and applause)

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on Twitter, @NightlyShow,using the hashtag #Tonightly.

All right, guys, so last night,the Mighty Orange One gave

his big old speechat the convention.

Take a look.

I know that corruption

has reached a level

like never, ever beforein our country!

Nobody knows the systembetter than me,

which is why I alone can fix it.

(chuckles)Didn't Mike Pence look like,

"He is so full of (bleep)."I mean...

I think...

I think Pence really thinksthat, I'll be honest with you.

What was everybody's impressionof Mussolini's speech?

-What did you think?-Well, I don't think

he really wants a running mate,but since the Constitution

forces that... Do it allby himself, 'cause he said,

-"I and I alone can get thisdone." -Yeah, he did say that.

But the beautiful thing about itis that it was in my hometown

of Cleveland, Ohio.The Republicans, they dated us.

-Yeah. -The-the Democratsdidn't want to date us.

But at least the Republicanswanted to date us.

-Oh, you're a little mad atthe Democrats, huh? -Yeah, I am.

They should've picked Cleveland,Ohio, for that convention.

So, where-where do you thinkOhio's leaning right now?

-Is it leaning towards Trump?-Well, they're in a dead heat.

Secretary Clinton and, uh,Mr. Trump are in a dead heat

-in my state.-How does that happen?

-I don't know. -'Cause he'strying to make America great

-again.-That's true. I forgot, yeah.

Uh, what did you thinkof his speech?

This was the most amount of timeI've ever been really exposed

to GOP rhetoric.I did four days,

-which is a lot, you know?-Ooh.

So by this time, it's kind ofall blended together.

By the time I got to the speech,I just could hear, like,

"Lock her up. USA. USA."

And I was just like,"Make it stop."

So I didn't like it.Like, it was a ter...

-I-I thoughtit was way too long. -Uh-huh.

-Um, but... -It was, like,what, three hours? What was it?

-75 minutes, man.-75 minutes?

75 min... I hate...I hated the whole speech.

-Did you? You did?-I hated it.

He came out talkingabout how he's from Queens.

-Right.-I'm from Queens.

We don't accept you.

(cheering and applause)

-You guys...-I-I...

You're-you're notfrom the same part of Queens?

Nah, he's from Jamaica Estates.I'm from Queens Village.

And those aretotally two different places.

And I'm gonna tell youright now, he's never rode down

to... the F trainon 179th Street.

-That's not anythinglike his life. -Mmm. Mmm.

-But-but the 180,000...-Mm-hmm.

You know, he said 180,000, uh,

-illegal immigrantsare "roaming free." -Yeah.

I mean, that messed with me,Larry. I-I... "Roaming free."

-Like they're Pokémon Go characters. -Right. I'm...

I'm trying to understand that,how they roam free.

At the same time, he's saying hewants to help people of color.

But they're "roaming free."That got to me a little bit.

-Like they're buffalo orsomething? -Yeah, a little bit.

-That got to me. -Trump's speechgot some favorable...

I'll show you,the CNN snap poll found this:

75% of people actually, overall,reacted positively.

Very positive, 57%.Somewhat positive, 18%.

Negative effect, 24%.What the (bleep) was about 3%.


-I mean...-But who are these people?

-That's what I want to know.-Who are... Clap if you were...

-filled out that poll. Exactly.-(single person clapping)

One dude.

Okay, but what do you thinkit was?

'Cause there's something therethat people

are responding favorable to.Is it his...

is it his tough stance,that he's just being tough?

Do you think that's what it...'Cause something's

-getting through.-It's hard to figure out.

Listen, I still don't know whypeople like Big Bang Theory.

-Like, I just think it is...-I love Big Bang Theory.

-I don't under... (stammers)-Wait, you cannot (bleep)

-on Big Bang Theory. -I'mjust saying that a lot of people

-like (bleep)I don't understand. -Right.

-And so a lot of people likingTrump... -But you understand

-why Big Bang Theory is funny?-But pe-peo... -I-I don't.

I don't. I am sorry.

I-I honestly... I honestly think

-it really comes down tothat people are mad. -Yeah.

People are mad about how thingsare being ran right now.

-And he gets to be mad for them.-And he's coming out mad,

and people can relate to that.And that is (bleep) scary.

He's their voice. I mean,he said, "I'm your voice."

-He said that. Right.-Right. He means that.

-Mm-hmm. -But, you know,there are the disenfranchised.

That people are... They're...

WILMORE:Why are people so mad, though?

-Why are they so angry?-'Cause they're sad.

They're not making money, Larry.

I mean,you'd be mad as hell, too,

-if you weren't making moneyand working longer. -Well, yeah.

-I mean, absolutely.-Right? -(laughter)

-You wouldn't be pleasedif you weren't... -Right.

But no, people are reallysuffering in this country,

and he's really tappinginto that frustration

and giving voiceto that frustration.

And listen, he didn't putthe sleeper move on folks.

-I mean, as muchas we don't want to admit it...

-Yeah.-...he beat out 16 other folks.

Yeah, but Trump gives voiceto it, but no words.

-I mean, it's like a...-Yeah!

-It's like saying a...-(applause and cheering)

Right? I don't understand that.

It's like, look,

I mean, I might be able to takethat a cave man is angry,

-but I don't want him, you know?-CARLOS: Right.


I agree with...Yeah, caveman! Yeah!

He'd be the worstto play a game of Scrabble with.

-There would just be...He'd just... -(laughter)

WILMORE: Now, I know you'rea big Bernie supporter.

-Right? -Yes.-(cheers and applause)

Yeah, now Trump...Got some Bernie...

Amen to that, baby.

'Cause Trump said that Berniesupporters will flock to him.

Some Bernie supportershave said it, too.

What is up with that?Is it true or not?

-Well, I don't know about flock.-Yeah, yeah.

I mean, that's saying a lot,right?

-Flock is a big word, yeah.-Right.

We're not gonna flockover there.

You know,some folks might just...

But, well, any kind of migrationI'm worried about.

Right, right.

-WILMORE: Yeah.-You know, what

Mr. Trump representsis the antithesis

-is everything that SenatorSanders fought for. -Mm-hmm.

So I seriously doubtthere will be a flocking.

-(applause & cheering)-Right.

-But there are some peoplein there. -But there are some.

-Right? -So Democrats can'ttake that for granted.

-VELEZ: But it's...-You know?

-VELEZ: It's Trump saying it.You know, it's like

Trump saidhe was a billionaire, too.

-WILMORE: Mm-hmm. -TURNER:Believe me. Believe me.

That was bull (bleep).Yeah, that wasn't true, either.

-So I mean...-But... -Yeah.

Well, now he's a blue-collarbillionaire. Yeah.

Blue collar, yeah.

Get the (bleep) out of herewith that blue collar (bleep).

-(cheers and applause)-No, no, no. Time out!

Time out.

My father is a Puerto Rican

that does carpetevery single day.

That's a blue-collar job.

This dude...

-WILMORE: Say it.-(bleep) you. (bleep) you.

All right, we'll be right backright after this.

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