Well, this is surprising. In a new interview, ‘SNL’s Michael Che revealed that he doesn’t believe for one second that Donald Trump is actually a racist — and instead that he’s just a ‘salesman’ pitching himself to racist Americans.
Michael Che, 33, is best known as one of the Nightly News reporters on Saturday Night Live, but in a new podcast interview with Politico he has become a political pundit. While discussing the election with his co-star, Colin Jost, 34, the comedian shared a pretty surprising opinion about America’s republican candidate, Donald Trump, 70.
“I don’t think he’s racist. I think he’s a salesman. I think he — I think he’s a salesman playing to the most racist segment of the country,” Michael explained, offering his most honest opinion about Donald’s politics. While it’s surprising that Michael doesn’t think that Donald is a racist, he has a pretty great explanation behind his opinion.
“He’s saying what they want to hear. He’s a real estate agent. He’s telling you, ‘Listen, there’s no — you know, we’re going to make sure that there’s no undesirables,'” Michael shared, further detailing his thoughts on whether or not Donald is a racist. Michael is making a really, really great point too because sometimes we forget that Donald is a businessman first: and business is all about selling to make money and/or get what you want.
Michael also added that he doesn’t even like the word “racist,” to which Colin seemed to agree. “I think it’s always so hard to say this person is racist, this person is not. I mean, it’s like judging someone –,” Colin stated before being cut off.
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