Sarah Silverman is a very outspoken and very liberal comedian. She’s spent a lot of her energy, as well, being as Anti-Trump as any of the Hollywood weirdos. It’s another example of someone who is not involved in politics thrusting themselves where they don’t really belong.
She has a show on Hulu called “I Love You America” where she spends time traveling the country. And often she wants to get into the heartland, where Trump’s support is strongest, and try and figure out why and what makes them tick.
It seems that she’s learned a valuable lesson about us regular folks who voted Donald Trump into office and it’s a lesson she hopefully won’t forget.
Many of her peers, such as Amy Schumer, have spent a lot of their time and “talent” actually talking sh*t about Trump supporters. Like, publicly… on their social media accounts, at their shows and so much more. Really taking away from a large part of their potential audience.
Maybe the lessons Silverman have learned here will teach her that despite her not willing to support Donald Trump that those of us who voted him into office have a real message; a message that we delivered by voting him in.
In a recent interview with the Hollywood Reporter, she had much to say.
“The surprise was … I fell in love with them,” she added. “I had a great time with them, and I felt comfortable. I’m trying to be open.”
“I’m finding if I do engage with someone who is angry at me, or angry and I’m a place where they can put that anger … it’s almost always a good experience, because more than anything, all of us what we have in common is, we want to feel seen,” she continued. “We want to feel like we exist. We really should — all of us — work on not getting our self-esteem from outside forces, but it is so much when somebody just sees you. It’s just like, everything melts away.”
In one episode, Silverman sits down to dinner with a family that voted for Trump. She says no one’s minds were changed, but they found they didn’t have to “be divided to disagree.”
“Did we change each others’ minds? Um, f– no,” Silverman said in the episode. “But we did learn that we don’t have to be divided to disagree. We can have fun. We can even love each other.”
Of course, this didn’t sway her toward Trump’s side.
“We’re waiting for him [Trump] to hit bottom,” Silverman shared. “There’s no bottom. It’s bottomless.”
“He doesn’t understand what happiness is,” she added according to another report. “If he wasn’t ruining people’s lives and destroying the planet, my heart would break for him. He’s a damaged, damaged person.”