We here at Team TGS have been working on ways to give you more bang for your buck, and we’ve got a new feature ready to roll out right now. Periodically, Nikita Petrov and Mark Sussman, my creative director and editor, respectively, will bring to my attention topics, news, and other content that I would not otherwise come across, and invite me to react to them. There will be a lot of experimentation. We may discuss politics one week, philosophy or science another, perhaps relationships the week after that. Knowing Nikita, I won't be surprised if we end up talking about UFOs, the simulation theory, and psychedelic research at some point in the future.
In the first installment of this series, Nikita presents a handful of clips featuring the comic Shane Gillis (who made an appearance at my first Comedy Cellar show) talking with Louis C.K. about Donald Trump. The clips are drawn from a series in which the comics discuss every US president, and Nikita selects parts of the conversation that focus on the political tensions that brought Trump to power and continue to fuel political debates in this country.
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I wish (hint hint) that Nikita had asked Glenn to respond to the short segment where Shane Gillis recounts how his audience reacted to he letting them know that his dad had voted for Trump. Shane's reaction to this vitriol is worth hearing and I think Glenn would find it worthwhile. Gillis is not as big as Louis CK, but he is much closer to the ground of things, at least on this question.
No one will ever know what Trump could have accomplished if he was not forced to defend himself day in and day out. The Democrats interfered with our elected President by continued lies and attacks. These elderly immature wastes of space were (and still are) so worried about losing their gravy train they brought out Kavanaugh’s Highschool annual and blamed Trump for a Virus. Then called him a racist for closing the borders while New York mayor and Pelosi celebrated in China town. Hell, they are so worried they unleashed a deadly man made virus .. and doubled down with a deadly vaccine.