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Comedian Chris Rock on Sunday hurled a heavy dose of mockery in the direction of those who might indict or arrest former President Donald Trump.
Trump has been under investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over a 2016 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claimed she had an affair with Trump, something he has denied. Trump said Saturday that he expects to be arrested Tuesday due to the investigation and called for protests.
With that as the background, Rock, speaking at the Mark Twain Prize event at the Kennedy Center where Adam Sandler was being honored, let loose, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
“Are you guys really going to arrest Trump?” Rock asked the crowd in which lawmakers such as Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California were present.
“Do you know this is only going to make him more popular. It’s like arresting Tupac. He’s just gonna sell more records. Are you stupid?” he said.
Rock labeled the allegation Trump paid hush money to Daniels to cover up the affair “romantic.”
“We’ve all been cheated on. Don’t you wish that the person that cheated on you paid off somebody, so you wouldn’t find out?” he said.
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