Chris Rock jokes about Trump’s possible arrest: ‘It will only make him more popular’

Taking aim at Donald Trump’s possible arrest, comedian Chris Rock joked that those who might arrest him are “stupid” because they would likely only make the former president more popular.

As has been widely reported, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat whose campaign was reportedly largely funded by George Soros, is considering indicting Trump for hush money he paid porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 to allege an affair to cover up.

On Sunday, Rock was a guest at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, where a crowd of comedians, actors and politicians gathered to honor Adam Sandler with the Mark Twain Prize, awarded to “the world’s greatest humorists”. Throughout his comedic routine, Rock poked fun at a number of politicians, including Trump – and those thinking of arresting him.

“You’re stupid?” Rock, 58, joked in front of a crowd that included notable Democrats like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (California) and some members of the Biden administration.

“Are you really going to arrest Trump?” rock asked. “You know that’s only going to make him more popular?

“It’s like arresting Tupac. He’s just going to sell more records,” Rock explained, referring to the late rapper Tupac Shakur, who was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996.

Rock even called the hush money payment a “romantic” gesture meant to keep former First Lady Melania Trump from finding out about her husband’s alleged affair. “We’ve all been betrayed,” Rock continued. “Don’t you wish that the person who cheated on you paid someone to keep you from finding out?”

“That’s romantic!” Rock insisted.

Despite warning Dems that impeachment against Trump would be a major misstep, Rock did not defend Trump’s tenure.

‚ÄúTrump was so bad as president, he was so bad that Joe Biden had to tear down a monument. Biden was dead for 16 years,” Rock said, poking fun at Biden’s age.

At 78 and just under two months old, when he was sworn in on January 20, 2021, Biden was the oldest president to ever take office. Today he is 80. Should Trump win re-election in 2024, he will be 78 years old and around seven months old. He will be inaugurated in January 2025.

During the awards ceremony, various comedians referred to the current socio-political climate, which often penalizes them for criticizing waking culture and the politicians who support it.

“In these woke times we live in, the only person who wouldn’t win the Mark Twain award was Mark Twain,” joked David Spade, who spent several seasons opposite Adam Sandler on Saturday Night Live. “He had questionable material.”

“[I]It’s more hypersensitive than ever,” Sandler, 56, admitted in his acceptance speech, “but we’ll be okay.”

Aside from his time on SNL, Sandler is perhaps best known for a number of comedy films he directed in the 1990s and 2000s, including The Wedding Singer, Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups ‘, ‘, which also starred Rock, and ‘The Longest Yard’. He has recently appeared in several Netflix films, including Murder Mystery, starring Jennifer Aniston, who also attended the Mark Twain Awards.

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