Jerry Seinfeld Is Not Interested in Trump Jokes

May 13th, 2018 5:30 PM

Jerry Seinfeld isn’t interested in Donald Trump jokes. The comedian behind the legendary Seinfeld sitcom sat down with David Letterman for an upcoming episode of the Netflix series My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Perhaps hopefully, Letterman wondered, “Do you do Trump stuff when you go out?” 



Seinfeld shut down this topic by humorously changing the subject: “No, it doesn’t interest me. I do a lot of raisin stuff.” He joked: 

I just think that it’s interesting that after 80 years, Sun-Maid finally went, 'Hey, why don’t we put some chocolate on it?' Imagine not thinking of that for 80 years. So that really gets me excited, that people pay me to talk about those kinds of things.

Letterman is an ardent liberal. Earlier in the clip, he praised Michelle Wolf’s angry White House Correspondents Dinner performance: “I really had great admiration for the fact that she was able to just walk into that room and decimate the place.” 

Seinfeld responded that he didn’t know Wolf and offered only vague, general compliments to her. 

The TV star has a history of not putting up with political correctness. In 2015, Seinfeld said of colleges: “I don’t play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me don’t go near colleges — they’re so PC.” 

According to USA Today, he derided: “[The younger generation] just want to use these words. ‘That’s racist, that’s sexist, that’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about.”