Amy Schumer and Donald Trump are two very divisive figures.
But while the former is a comedian who occasionally rubs people the wrong way with her political material, the other is an unhinged Cheeto-man who wants the nuke codes so that he can tease Putin with a guessing game next time they Skype.
Needless to say, they don’t represent the same level of threat to our way of life, which may be why Schumer felt compelled to go in on Trump during a recent standup performance in Tampa:
Now, you’ve ever studied an electoral map, you know that Florida is a true toss-up state, with a population divided between staunchly conservative bath salt addicts and more left-leaning bath salt addicts.
(And there’s the occasional flakka aficionado, who we assume will be voting for Gary Johnson.)
Anyway, it’s a risky state in which to voice a political opinion, but that didn’t stop Schumer from engaging with Trump supporters during her gig last night.
As you can see in the clip above, it went about as well as expected, which is to say, very, very poorly.
Schumer invited a Trump supporter on stage last night to ask what it is the guy sees in the Donald.
When the guy answered that he’s not voting for Trump but “voting against Hillary,” an annoyed Schumer dismissed him.
“I just wanted to know why one guy, who doesn’t seem like a psychopath, would want to vote for that orange, sexual-assaulting, fake college starting…” Schumer said.
Her comments were met with a chorus of mixed boos and applause.
There’s a pause in the recording, during which time things presumably took a turn for the worse, and Schumer can be heard telling the crowd:
“From now on, if you yell out, you’re gonna get thrown out. Everybody point to the people booing.”
Given the level of violence at recent Trump rallies, it’s actually surprising things didn’t get even uglier.
Depending on what part of the country you live in, it can be easy to forget the nation is still this divided with regard to who it wants calling the shots at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Even so, we’re a bit surprised this all went down at an Amy Schumer show.
Was a local radio station giving away free passes or something?
Did some Tampa residents really think that at the end of a week in which Trump was accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen women, Shumer was gonna take the stage and be like, “Ya know, I’m still undecided…”
We’re guessing a lot of season ticket holders for that venue were in the house last night.