Daniels to Colbert: 'We Need Someone That Can Punch Trump in the Face'

Not even a Democratic debate could distract the leftist late-night loon Stephen Colbert from trashing on President Trump late Tuesday night. Colbert welcomed Jeff Daniels on The Late Show where he became the latest in a series of actors on the program to make a vile comment towards the President, including the hope that Trump’s opponent can “punch him in the face.”

What better way to discuss Daniels role in the play rendition of To Kill a Mockingbird than by stoking racial animus? This was surly the thought roaming in Colbert’s head when he posed this question to Daniels:

 

 

Well, having done it this many times, because the — the play and the source material, the book, is about different people in the same community reacting to accusations of – of violence and — and essentially racial profiling and how — how racism is dividing the people in this town. Given, say, the last three weeks where Donald Trump's racism has become more overt in his attacks on various politicians and communities around the United States. Does that change the tone of the — the audience when they come in? Do you think that changes what they get from the play or what they're looking for?

Falling right into the trap, Daniels’ proceeded to squeal about the “white liberal” audience attending the play and the need for America to “feel” the racism in the story:

Yeah, I think a lot of people — and we felt this early, way back last November, December, but especially now, because suddenly Baltimore is in the news and they all — they — we've got 1,400 people tonight who know that Baltimore is in the news and so there are lines that land, you know, more so than maybe six months ago, maybe. This, To Kill A Mockingbird the play, you feel it and we’re a — it's a mixed audience but there's a lot of white people there. A lot of white, liberal America. A lot of white America is sitting out there and this play is like a right hook to their chin. You watch the movie. You read the book. You feel the play. When Tom Robinson gets sent to jail, he's 100 percent innocent, and the only reason he's going to jail is because he's black, you see Tom Robinson chained up and walking across the stage on his way to the electric chair and it's a long cross. You feel that and America needs to feel that stuff.

There must be something in the water over at Colbert’s CBS studio. Over the course of the past week, actor Jamie Bell commented “you have a clown as a President” and actor John Leguizamo remarked ‘President Trump makes me horny.” Daniels followed closely in their footsteps with this assertion, “You know, I — whittle it down, but we need somebody that can take this guy on, that can punch him in the face.”

Yet another example of the tolerant left.

Transcript below:

CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
7/31/19
12:10:07 a.m.

STEPHEN COLBERT: Well, having done it this many times, because the — the play and the source material, the book, is about different people in the same community reacting to accusations of – of violence and — and essentially racial profiling and how — how racism is dividing the people in this town. Given, say, the last three weeks where Donald Trump's racism has become more overt in his attacks on various politicians and communities around the United States. Does that change the tone of the — the audience when they come in? Do you think that changes what they get from the play or what they're looking for? Because there's actually really — one of the most brilliant moments in the play is when — which is — which is new to this play, which is you and Calpurnia — Atticus and Calpurnia talking about, to what degree do you have to understand the side of the oppressor and how much do you have to just stand up for the oppressed?

JEFF DANIELS: Yeah, I think a lot of people — and we felt this early, way back last November, December, but especially now, because suddenly Baltimore is in the news and they all — they — we've got 1,400 people tonight who know that Baltimore is in the news and so there are lines that land, you know, more so than maybe six months ago, maybe. This, To Kill A Mockingbird the play, you feel it and we’re a — it's a mixed audience but there's a lot of white people there. A lot of white, liberal America. A lot of white America is sitting out there and this play is like a right hook to their chin. You watch the movie. You read the book. You feel the play. When Tom Robinson gets sent to jail, he's 100 percent innocent, and the only reason he's going to jail is because he's black, you see Tom Robinson chained up and walking across the stage on his way to the electric chair and it's a long cross. You feel that and America needs to feel that stuff. America — America needs to do better than look at that picture of that father and that daughter in the river — and you tell me — [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] — that you're going to go to the voting booth, and you're going to go “they shouldn't have crossed the river.” Now there are people out there who will believe that. Go ahead. Vote for him. Do it. But I'm — I’m — and I — and I can't wait for — we’ve had what? This is the second debate out of 20? Jesus. You know, I — whittle it down, but we need somebody that can take this guy on, that can punch him in the face.

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