Comedian George Lopez on Monday called Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration “vile” and said he would not consider replacing Trump on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
NBC’s top brass are reportedly looking for a minority to replace Trump on the popular reality television show after the real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate’s comments during his campaign announcement ignited a media firestorm.
“Listen, those (Trump’s) comments are vile in any civilized society, but there’s a freedom of speech,” Lopez told TMZ in Beverly Hills on Monday. “I know him, I don’t particularly like what he’s saying, but there is a right to say that.”
“He already called Jeb Bush’s old lady out,” Lopez said. “If Jeb Bush isn’t gonna call you out, she’s Latina, she’ll take you out. She must not have an Internet connection at her house, because she’d be like, ‘That fool said what about me?'”
Lopez said that he’ll be boycotting Trump’s golf course, though he conceded that it probably won’t affect Trump’s bottom line.
He also added that he thinks Trump could get elected, and predicted what Latinos might do if that were to happen:
“Yeah, sure, [he has a chance],” Lopez told TMZ. “There’s enough racists in this country for him to get elected.”
“Trump in 2016,” Lopez jokingly ended the brief interview. “If he wins, he won’t have to worry about immigration, we’ll all go back.”
Watch the exchange above.