Sarah Silverman is usually spouting off like a parrot with cliche anti-Trumpery. You know, the usual. “Trump is a clean-shaven Hitler in orange face paint. Except meaner and more racist.”
Recently, she kicked back with a few MAGA peeps to see what their deal was. Which led to an unexpected discovery:
Comedian Sarah Silverman says that while producing her Hulu series, she met many supporters of President Trump and people with opinions different from her own — and had a “great time” with them.
“When you’re one-on-one with someone who doesn’t agree with you, or whose ideology is different than yours, when you’re face-to-face, your porcupine needles go down,” said Silverman.
“The surprise was … I fell in love with them. I had a great time with them and I felt comfortable.
Silverman said she always tries to be open and “engage with someone who is angry at me.”
“Because more than anything, all of us, what we have in common is, we want to feel seen. We want to feel like we exist,” she said.
Wait, Trump supporters are human?!
What did Sarah think the MAGA people were going to be like? I suppose she was expecting burnt crosses, eyeholes in pillowcases, and frequent use of the N-word. But, not all Trump supporters are the banjo-playing kid from Deliverance. Just like not every leftist is a low-T Pajama Boy with a soy addiction.
Every partisan d-bag in ‘Murica has dehumanized the other side. Something conservatives are just as guilty of doing as leftists. Which brings us to the here and now. Where it’s an earth-shattering revelation to discover the other guys are mostly normal.
Believe it or not, people can disagree on pretty much everything and still be on friendly terms. A conservative can be friends with a vegan non-binary driver of Priuses. A leftist can pal around with a gun-toting good ol’ boy. Who knows, the two might even learn something from each other.
Speaking of that: