Comedian Bill Burr recently made waves for his frank views regarding the current environment and former President Donald Trump during an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Burr, who normally doesn’t identify with any one political party, became irritated with the way leftists have been handling Trump during the talk.
Burr chastised leftists for unintentionally enhancing Trump’s public persona by accusing him of crimes, arguing that this makes Trump appear heroic. Burr said, “You should just keep quiet about him,” highlighting Trump’s attention-seeking nature. He likened Trump to a musical one-hit wonder who was given a second chance by the media and progressive activists because of their attention to him.
The comedian also joked that he would like younger presidential candidates who would have to face the fallout from their policies, expressing his dissatisfaction with the current political landscape. Although emphasized as a peaceful wish, Burr’s comment about praying for the natural demise of both President Biden and President Trump before the next election provoked a hilarious response from host Jimmy Kimmel on probable scrutiny from the Secret Service.
Known for his liberal comments, Kimmel frequently criticizes Republicans and Trump on his program. Burr also discussed the ages of Trump and Biden, pointing out that Trump is not that much older than Biden and that Biden is the oldest president in American history.
Burr illustrated the polarizing responses that Trump elicits by sharing anecdotal evidence concerning his wife’s direct response to him at a UFC event. He drew attention to the inconsistency he sees in certain Trump followers, who promote minimizing other people’s emotions but respond delicately when Trump is criticized.
Burr is well-known for his unconventional opinions that don’t easily fit into preexisting political categories, and his comedy frequently touches on touchy subjects. Recently, he wrote and directed the Netflix comedy “Old Dads,” which explores topics of generational divide and political correctness. Burr has a reputation for approaching difficult subjects like abortion from a fresh angle and for bringing light to social tensions and disagreements through humor.