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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 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'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)
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.
-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!
My father is a Puerto Rican
that does carpetevery single day.
That's a blue-collar job.
-WILMORE: Say it.-(bleep) you. (bleep) you.
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