Sarah Silverman Attacks ‘Evil’ Banks and Trump Over Pipeline

March 27th, 2017 4:21 PM

Editor’s note: This article contains offensive language.

Taking a break from tweeting against the President Donald Trump, comedian Sarah Silverman lashed out at a new target: “evil” banks and “BIG OIL.”

"As long as my money is in a big bank, I am part of the problem,” Silverman argued. “And those banks are investing in big oil. They’re scratching each other’s balls.”

Why was Silverman so upset about banks? Because of the Dakota Access Pipeline. She railed against banks and oil companies in a March 18 video op-ed for Now This News. In it, she sympathized with fellow pipeline opponents who felt “helpless” because Trump recently approved construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Her version of events skewed predictably left and against the project, the company behind it and banks.

“Well they originally planned on putting it um, in like, this rich neighborhood” Silverman argued “and then the rich neighborhood said ‘Fuck NO!’ And then they were like ‘Oh, Ok.’” She then blasted the banks and the company for putting it on “sacred ground.”

She conveniently ignored the fact that the pipeline does not cross reservation land at all, and that the Army Corps of Engineers tried to discuss the route with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe about a dozen times over two years to hear concerns over its location, as the Daily Caller reported.

Silverman urged people to pull their money out of large banks, because banks invest in “big oil,” and instead told them to put their money into a non-profit credit union. “Think about where you spend your money. Look it up. Google shit,” she said.

Of course, she also threw in a dig at those skeptical of climate alarmism saying, “if you are someone who still believes in science” the pipeline would “contribute to the climate change that is destroying the Earth.”

She portrayed Trump’s decision to approve the pipeline as entirely self interested by saying he was invested in Energy Transfer Partners. Once agains she ignored information that would undermine her claims.

CNBC staff reporter Jacob Pramuk reported Dec. 5, 2016, that Trump divested himself from the company. And even if he hadn’t, Trump’s investment was estimated at $15,000-$50,000, or worst case 0.001 percent of his $3.7 billion dollar net worth.

The liberal comedian is no stranger to controversial, political outbursts and often attacks the president on Twitter where 10.4 million people follow her.

In February, Silverman called for the overthrow of the Trump Administration tweeting, “WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE.  ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE.”