The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore is very excited about the first GOP presidential debate, but had some words of caution about Trump's rise in the polls.
August 5, 2015

The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore treated his audience to yet another edition of Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening, and was "extra giddy" due to it being "What the fuck is Donald Trump going to do? Debate-Day Eve."

After telling his audience that he was so excited, he "felt like the leather pants at a Lenny Kravitz concert" and making a few jokes about that wardrobe malfunction that I won't spoil here, Wilmore moved onto the debate.

WILMORE: Speaking of dicks trying to get air time... who made the final count for the debate?

Cue CNN's Carol Costello reading off the current lineup and complaining that she was "out of breath" after doing so.

WILMORE: Oh Carol Costello, you're out of breath. Well you could have saved your breath and stopped after Trump, because that's all they care about.

And while Donald Trump may have a monopoly on America's interest and the interest of the actual Monopoly man, he does not have a monopoly on crazy.

As we've discussed here, that's exactly what they've been doing, from Ted Cruz and his stupid machine gun (or not) bacon ad to Chris Christie saying that teachers unions need to be punched in the face, or him being a little too honest for a lot of us about whether he and his wife use birth control at a town hall meeting.

After showing the footage of Christie asking whether using birth control makes him an awful Catholic or not, Wilmore responded.

WILMORE: No, it does not make you an awful Catholic. It makes you an awful toastmaster. Those people are eating. And it's not just me that feels this way about Chris Christie. His own supporters have hardened against him. [...]

They've turned against him, not for imagining him having sex, but for actually seeing him display affection.

It seems things didn't go so well at the Sean Hannity/Frank Luntz New Hampshire Republican focus group for Christie. The one where Fox just chose to highlight some of the people criticizing Trump on their Fox News Insider site.

Christie got slammed by their panel for heaven forbid committing the mortal sin of giving President Obama a hug during his visit following Hurricane Sandy, and Wilmore had some advice for those focus group participants as well.

WILMORE: Guys, look. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Black is 100 percent non-communicable. You can't catch it from hugging, kissing, or sitting on toilet seats. Please read my pamphlet: Myths About Catching Black: A Prevention Guide for Teens and GOP Candidates.

And from that same focus group, the supporters of Trump are just as crazy and stuck and stubborn as he is, and were not willing to listen to any criticism of him. After showing one supporter saying that people had better be careful about making fun of Trump because he very well could become our next president, Wilmore told his audience, "This is the part that actually scares me." He continued.

WILMORE: It would be easy for me to stereotype Trump's supporters as dumb, stupid voters who aren't paying attention to issues and just reacting emotionally, but it's possible they could just be like the Joker and just want to watch the world burn.

I don't know. I don't know.

But that's why the Republican debate is so important. If the Joker wins tomorrow and becomes even more popular, and continues to rise in the polls, the joke just might be on us.

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