Chris Rock Says Democrats and Republicans are Both Responsible for the U. S.’ Disastrous Coronavirus Pandemic Response

Chris Rock told The New York Times last week that Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party are as much responsible for the United States’ disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the Republicans.

Rock who was doing publicity on behalf of his role in FX’s fourth season of Fargo told the Times, “Part of the reason we’re in the predicament we’re in is, the president’s a landlord. No one has less compassion for humans than a landlord. [Laughs.] And we’re shocked he’s not engaged.”

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Did you ever see that movie The Last Emperor, where like a 5-year-old is the emperor of China? There’s a kid and he’s the king. So I’m like, it’s all the Democrats’ fault. Because you knew that the emperor was 5 years old. And when the emperor’s 5 years old, they only lead in theory. There’s usually an adult who’s like, “OK, this is what we’re really going to do.” And it was totally up to Pelosi and the Democrats. Their thing was, “We’re going to get him impeached,” which was never going to happen. You let the pandemic come in. Yes, we can blame Trump, but he’s really the 5-year-old.

“Put it this way,” Rock concluded, “Republicans tell outright lies. Democrats leave out key pieces of the truth that would lead to a more nuanced argument. In a sense, it’s all fake news.”