In an interview he did with New York magazine, comedian Chris Rock called Bill Clinton “a dick,” and said it shouldn’t surprise people that Clinton made negative comments about Barack Obama when he was on the campaign trail in 2008 because “you’re talking about a guy who’s embarrassed his wife.”
But Rock said he couldn’t judge Clinton.
“[If] I had to choose between pissing off all the black people in the world or having my wife mad at me? Then the hell with the black people, because he doesn’t live with all the black people. He lives with his wife.”
The 49-year-old is referencing comments Clinton made about Obama in 2008. One was after Clinton compared Obama to Jesse Jackson in South Carolina, and Clinton said that comment was “twisted for political purposes” and that Obama’s campaign “played the race card” on him. (RELATED: Chris Rock Makes Boston Bombing Jokes In ‘SNL’ Monologue)
After the interviewer added that Clinton was called the first black president, Rock said that was only “until a black guy showed up.”
Rock, who said he “would love to see Hillary” Clinton run for president, said that her bid wasn’t a done deal yet and compared her to a Democratic version of John McCain.
“As he showed, ‘It’s my time’ is not really enough. But you know, I’m absolutely ready for a woman president. I’m ready for a woman nighttime-talk-show host, to tell you the truth. I wonder which will be first.”