Legendary comedian Jerry Lewis unloaded on President Obama’s foreign policy “uncertainty,” praised Donald Trump’s showmanship, and offered up his own thoughts on the Syrian refugee crisis in a recent interview with the Catholic network EWTN.
Appearing on Raymond Arroyo’s show The World Over earlier this month, the 89-year-old comic expressed disappointment that an international coalition had yet to successfully stop the atrocities being committed by ISIS.
“Where are all of our NATO allies? Why don’t I have Germany, and Italy, and Great Britain, why don’t I have all of them, including Spain, doing something?” Lewis said. “Get all of your military together, bring that military to our military, and wipe ’em out. They’re asking to be stopped. And we’re not stopping them, we’re just reporting what they’re doing. It’s ridiculous.”
Arroyo next asked for Lewis’ opinion on the refugee crisis.
“Refugees should stay where the hell they are,” the comedian replied. “Hey, nobody has worked harder for the human condition than I have, but they’re not part of the human condition. If 11 guys in that group of 10,000 are ISIS, how can I take the chance? I don’t want to lose another Frenchman or another Englishman.”
“You can’t really knock the president per se,” Lewis added, “because he was never given to understand that’s out there. He was never prepared for it. What I’m watching in him is uncertainty. And you don’t have uncertainty in a leader. A leader doesn’t give a s–t what he does, but he gets it done.”
“I see you watching news every minute of the day,” Arroyo told Lewis. “What do you think of Donald Trump?”
“I think he’s great,” Lewis answered. “He’s a showman, and we’ve never had a showman in the president’s chair.”
Check out the excerpt from Lewis’ interview above and the full interview here.