Louis C.K. hasn’t exactly shied away from discussing this year’s political campaigns. He recently came under fire for comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler.
This time around he is a bit more pointed with his comments.
“Celebrities saying things politically is obnoxious because you’ve got a bullhorn that was given to you for one reason and you used that bullhorn for something else,” C.K. said in a new interview with New York magazine.
“But also I think when there’s somebody as terrible as Trump running, you’re a little bit of a coward by keeping it to yourself if you’re really concerned about it,” he added.
When asked to describe his feelings for Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, he acknowledged that Sanders “jars something loose in our system and something exciting happens.” However, he believes Clinton has the experience to move the political needle and “get stuff done” in Washington.
Where he really shines is a simple analogy about flying pans.
Here’s the quote:
“It’s like if you were on a plane and you wanted to choose a pilot. You have one person, Hillary, who says, ‘Here’s my license. Here’s all the thousands of flights that I’ve flown. Here’s planes I’ve flown in really difficult situations. I’ve had some good flights and some bad flights, but I’ve been flying for a very long time, and I know exactly how this plane works.’ Then you’ve got Bernie, who says, ‘Everyone should get a ride right to their house with this plane.’ ‘Well, how are you going to do that?’ ‘I just think we should. It’s only fair that everyone gets to use the plane equally.’ And then Trump says, ‘I’m going to fly so well. You’re not going to believe how good I’m going to fly this plane, and by the way, Hillary never flew a plane in her life.’ ‘She did, and we have pictures.’ ‘No, she never did it.’ It’s insane.”