John Cleese Attacks ‘Complete Asshole’ Trump and His ‘Very Stupid’ Supporters

British comedian, director and screenplay writer, John Cleese ansmwers questions from the audience and young filmmakers during the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival, on August 17, 2017. Cleese arrived in Sarajevo where he was awarded a "Heart Of Sarajevo" for his life long contribution to the art of film. / AFP …
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British actor-comedian John Cleese attacked President Donald Trump, declaring him a “complete asshole,” and smeared the president’s supporters as “very stupid” in an interview with the Daily Beast.

“Most of the people who seek great power are complete assholes, who are really only out for themselves,” John Cleese said. “Well, if someone’s out for themselves primarily, like our dear President Donald Trump, with no interest in other people at all, it’s not very likely that they’re going to be very good at building a society. And you see that the characteristics of people who are powerful is that they have a deep, deep fear of losing their power.”

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“So with all these things going on there’s very little chance we will ever have a sensible society and this is a particularly bad moment,” the Monty Python star said. “We have madness and power-seeking and complete unscrupulousness and pathological lying. And it’s very interesting why. Is it because people are very stupid? That’s a possible explanation.”

Cleese’s Trump trashing dates back years. A “sleazy, corrupt, egotistical and mendacious sociopath,” is how the actor smeared President Trump in October 2018.

The coronavirus pandemic resulted in scores of convicts being released from prison, a popular corporate-backed push to defund police, and a historic spike in violent crime across the country. So, in response to law-abiding citizens daring to arm themselves for self defense in the face of surging crime, Cleese mocked the American people.

“It strikes me that it’s terribly funny that the response of some Americans to a virus is to buy guns,” declared Cleese.

Jerome Hudson is Breitbart News Entertainment Editor and author of the bestselling book 50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know. Order your copy today. Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson.

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