Panel - America's Anger Issues

February 1, 2016 - Timbaland Flint Controversy & Iowa Caucus 02/01/2016 Views: 1,824

Gad Elmaleh, Mike Yard and Jordan Carlos address the notion that anger is driving the 2016 presidential race and weigh in on the causes of voter outrage in the U.S. (6:52)

Welcome back!I'm here with my panel.

First up, Nightly Show contributor Mike Yard.

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And Nightly Show contributorJordan Carlos.

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And he's performing through Juneat Joe's Pub at the Public

in New York City, very funnyFrench comedian Gad Elmaleh.

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Um, so as I mentioned earlier,um, Iowa caucus is tonight.

-Yes. -Exciting. -So I thinkthat probably as we're here,

I'm sure the results are-are in.What was that?

-It's exciting times.-It's exciting. -Yeah.

-Can you feel it? -We're gonnafind out. We're gonna find out.

-Ooh. -Entertaining. Yeah.Entertaining. -Yeah, I know.

I do want to talk about oneof the issues of the election.

Uh, how people keep saying angeris driving this election.

So let's accept thatas a premise.

What are people so angry about?

-What are people so angry aboutin this? -Mm-hmm.

Uh, I-I think Americans loveto be outraged anyway.

I mean, they're outraged...Right?

That the McRib only comes oncea year, you know? That's...

-that's... -I thought...I thought French people

-would be like this. -Yeah? TheFrench... the French hate this

-as well? -Complaining and...-French people are

-always outraged though.Sacre bleu. -Yeah. Yeah.

-Come on. That's-that's why-(mocking laugh)

-I'm not surprised, right?-Mmm. -Yeah.

-That's just normal to me.-Absolutely.

I mean, I-I think also what itis is some... you know...

whatever you want to call it,the silent majority is losing

certain ground, culturallyspeaking, in the culture war.

I mean, in essence, they'vebeen, like, manspreading, right,

for a long time and puttingtheir balls here and there

-and...-I don't know.

The silent majorityis manspreading?

I'm just trying to break it downso everybody can understand,

you know what I'm saying? Icould stay up here, you know...

-I like that analogy.-Thank you. Thank you. I just...

I just tucked my legs in,by the way.

-You just stopped manspreading?-The silent majority's balls

-are spreading out over... -Yes.Well, no, they have spread

-far and wide over a lot of...a lot of people, -Okay.

in their eyes and stuff.And it's like, "Hey, enough."

-You know? Um... -Wheredo you think that anger's from?

I think if people are angry now,wait till they see

Trump-Trump presidency.They'll be angry as (bleep).

-(audience reacting)-See? They mad already. -Wow.

-He didn't even win yet andthey're mad. -It's becoming...

I thinkthat might produce sadness.

-I don't know if it'll produceanger. -People are gonna be

-like, "What?!" -How-howdoes it feel like to the rest

of the world? D-Do... When-whenyou hear Americans are angry,

does it seem like we'rejust petulant children or...

No, no, no, no. I have to say,when I... I got here,

-and it was the beginningof the campaign, right? -Mm-hmm.

And you know what, one day,I was watching television

and it was on muteand I saw the debate.

And I swear, I thoughtit was a game show.


-And, you know, there's guys-It does kind of feel like that.

-behind the podiums-Right.

and, you know, just one minutefor the answer. Like, just...

And that's too short.It's, uh...

You know what I...Okay, you know what I would do

if I was a candidate andthey would give me one minute

to say something importantto a big country like America?

I would take this minute andoffer it to another candidate

and tell him, "This is for you.

Use it to think, really thinkabout what you just said."

(laughter, applause & cheering)-WOMAN: Yeah!

You know, it's interesting,but it-it...

ELMALEH: Because it's going toofast even on Twitter. -Yes.

-I know. -Even on Twitter, wehave more characters than that.

-WILMORE: Yeah.-YARD: Yeah. -CARLOS: Yeah.

It's so interesting, Gad,is that

what started the whole thrustof the campaign

was just the small thingthat Trump said,

-when he trashed Megyn Kelly...-Mm-hmm.

and, like, Rosie O'Donnellin one sentence,

-race was over at that point.-Yeah. -YARD: Right.

The trashing of womenlaunched him into first place

-from the beginning.-YARD: Wow. -CARLOS: Yeah, yeah.

-Yes. Yeah. -From the beginningwhere he called Rosie O'Donnell

"a disgusting pig,"

and pretty muchthrew Megyn Kelly under the bus.

-Yeah. -That shows you angerright there.

-Yeah.-Why would you get mad...?

Why would you support a guywho trashes women like that?

People got to be losing theirmind in this country right now.

WILMORE:But what do you think...?

-(applause and cheering)-Yeah, all right, tell me.

So what do you thinkis fueling it?

Do you think it's jobs?Do you think it's, uh, taxes?

I mean, when Clinton ran in '92,he said... he said,

-"It's the economy, stupid."-CARLOS: Right. -YARD: Mm.

I mean, is Trump saying"It's the Muslim, stupid"?

I mean, what is his thing?Is it...?

Trump is saying it's everybodyelse except white people

-in America is stupid.That's what he... -CARLOS: Yeah.

That's what he soundslike he's saying.

'Cause I said it before.

Trump came out, and his campaignbasically assaulted everybody

-that wasn't Trumpor like Trump. -(laughter)

-"It's the Mexicans! It's theChinese!" -WILMORE: Mm-hmm.

"It's's Middle Easterners

that are coming hereand ruining it."

Ain't got nothingto do with the people

that have been runningthe country forever.

-Yeah. Yeah. -I feel bad. I justgot here. I... you know...

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YARD: Ain't got nothing to dowith that. -I...

WILMORE:Yeah, yeah. Go ahead.

I feel bad because I justarrived, you know, in America.


And so, I don't knowwhat to think, really.

But it's very interestingand funny

because I've always thinkAmerica is great.

-Mm-hmm.-That's why I came here.

And I come here,and I hear this guy.

-He said he's gonna make itgreat again. -WILMORE: Mm-hmm.

-CARLOS: Right.-So...

-I'm confused, so...-(laughter)

-You know, I get that. I getthat. -ELMALEH: No, no, I mean,

-if it's not great...-YARD: Yeah.

-...I want my money back!-YARD: Exactly!

-ELMALEH: Because...-Exactly. -(applause)

What about the the energythat's around Bernie Sanders?

Do you think that's angryenergy? Is it restless energy?

-What is it? -CARLOS:I think it's dissatisfaction.

-People feel...-YARD: Yes.

-It's crazy. -WILMORE:It's not anger? Mm-hmm.

It's not anger.It's anger with...

In some ways,it is anger with Obama

-that he hasn't gone far enoughto the left. -WILMORE: Mm-hmm.

He hasn't beenprogressive enough

for some people's tastes.You know what I mean?

Like, Guantanamo's still there.

And, uh... and people thought

that was gonna be closedwithin the first 100 days.

-WILMORE: Right.-You know?

I mean, just for example.Just for example.

YARD: Yeah, I think with Bernie,people are just sick

and tired of watchingthe top two percent

-keep getting more richerand richer. -Yeah.

I'm angry about that.I can't speak for other people.

-(applause and cheering)-WILMORE: Well, there is anger.

But I am very angry about that.I am very angry.

I think there is an angerabout the divide in the economy.

YARD: Yeah, definitely.I'm sick of that.

The people at the bottomkeep getting further

and further on the bottom.

YARD:Not even on the bottom.

Like, people in the middle.Look, I...

WILMORE: Well, the middleis disappearing.

I got to watch these peopleshow off their new yachts

and all this stuff on TV.

-ELMALEH: I show you my yacht?-In the meantime,

I'm sitting on the train.You know what I'm saying?

I'm sitting... I'm on TV, andI got to ride the train to work.

-WILMORE: Right.-CARLOS: Right.

Next...You know what I'm saying?

-So, I mean, right...?-(applause and cheering)

Right, right.

Larry, when I got this job,

I thoughtthose days was over, brah!

-What's going on?-CARLOS: It's true.

WILMORE: Right. Let meask you this question.

Which candidate...?There's a lot of...

I think there's fear out there,too.

Which candidate do you thinkscares America the most?

-YARD: I have a tie.-CARLOS: It's a tie.

-My tie is Ted Cruzand Donald Trump. -(applause)

And I'm gonna take itto another level.

WILMORE:All right.

What's scarierthan those two being pres...

either one of thembeing president

is if they run together!That's even scarier.

-That's not gonna happen.-Could you imagine

if something happened to Trump,Cruz is president,

if something happened to Cruz,Trump is president?

-Yeah. -Y'all thinky'all mad now, do that!

(laughter, applause)

-Do that. Let's seeif you ever smile again! -I...

-We'll be right back!-YARD: Yeah. No...

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