Larry Wilmore: Trump is a ‘Shallow Fool’

This year's White House Correspondents Dinner host discusses the election

Larry Wilmore talks to SirusXM's Julie Mason last week in New York. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Larry Wilmore talks to SirusXM's Julie Mason last week in New York. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Posted April 13, 2016 at 2:02pm

The host of this year’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner thinks Ted Cruz is Grandpa Munster and Republican presidential rival Donald Trump is a “shallow fool.”  

Larry Wilmore, host of “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy Central, talked to SiriusXM about the election and an upcoming town hall he is doing with the network.  

“But what’s on deck is Grandpa Munster Ted Cruz. Oh my God, I mean, who wants him coming down the stairs,” Wilmore said before switching to a Cruz voice — “Well, you know, nobody likes me, surprise!”  

Wilmore had harsher words for Trump.  

“Donald Trump, to me, he’s just a shallow fool is the way that I put it. I have never seen such shallowness put on display and rewarded so much with support from people,” he said. “I mean, the man has really nothing to say and he says it horribly. The combination of having nothing to say and saying it horribly to be rewarded so much, I’ve never seen that happen.”  

“If the Republican Party survives another two years, I’ll be shocked after all this. Especially if Trump gets the nomination,” he added.  

Wilmore is host of President Barack Obama’s final correspondents’ dinner, a Washington tradition. Comedian Stephen Colbert’s hosting performance in 2006 continues to be one of the most memorable.  

“He wasn’t doing standup jokes, he was doing performance art. And doing it right in front of the president. I still can’t believe he did that, it was amazing. It was very uncomfortable in the room,” he said of Colbert’s performance.  

“Stephen is the king of just going out there and not caring,” he said.  

Wilmore’s advice for Obama as he leaves the White House: Don’t take anything.  

“It will look bad. It will just look bad. There’ll be a huge temptation but just resist it, is all I’m saying,” he said.  

The SiriusXM Town Hall airs on POTUS, SiriusXM Channel 124, on April 29 at 3 p.m., the day before Wilmore hosts the Correspondents’ Association dinner.  

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