Last week, the world lost legendary comedian Jerry Lewis, who was 91-years-old.
And in memory of him, many brought up his great career and fond memories — but most news outlets avoided what he said about President Donald Trump.
In 2015, at the beginning of Trump’s campaign, Lewis predicted that the billionaire businessmen and popular celebrity would be a “great” president.
In 2015, in one his last interviews, the “King of Comedy” engaged in a rare discussion about politics with EWTN News’ Raymond Arroyo.
Asked what he felt about the early candidacy of Trump for president, Lewis replied: “I think he’s great.”
Pressed as to why he liked Trump, Lewis said “Because he’s a showman, and we’ve never had a showman in the president’s chair.”
When Arroyo gently reminded the comedian that many felt former actor Ronald Reagan was a showman, Lewis said his old friend from Hollywood was “different” and “I can do three hours on him with just praise – he was so good.”
Lewis also took a strong conservative line on admitting refugees from the Middle East to the U.S.
“Refugees should stay where the hell they are!” he told Arroyo.
Declaring “Hey, nobody has worked harder for the human condition than I have,” Lewis said refugees are “not part of the human condition. If 11 guys in that group of 10,000 are ISIS, how can I take the chance [of admitting them to the U.S.]? I don’t want to lose another Frenchman, another Englishman. That bothers me.”
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