Comedian On Trump: They’re ‘Playing Right Into His Hands’

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Comedian Bo Burnham said people who mock Donald Trump are just “playing right into his hands.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the 25-year-old comedian and actor warned that Trump is a performer and so the usual way people take down a politician won’t work on him. (RELATED: George Lopez Admires Donald Trump For This Reason)

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“I have definitely been following the election really closely,” Burnham said. “I’m not tempted to talk about that because, to me, Donald Trump is a symptom of entertainers and entertainment. He is a really good entertainer, and all these satirists that think they’re shitting on him, to me, are playing right into his hands.”

“Like, this is what we wanted,” he added. “We wanted someone to shit on. We wanted someone to talk about, but the problem with Donald Trump, for me, is the noise around him.”

“You can’t make any noise to undercut that,” he continued. “The only thing I’m ever tempted to do with Donald Trump is to shut the fuck up more. You know?”

“I think that was the huge appeal that people didn’t realize, was that he was a good television performer,” he said. “He realized that the camera is in a close-up, and he should act for the camera, and he did it. I wish that it wasn’t a thing.”

“You know, I wish that all of these points about entertainers and celebrities weren’t relevant, but they are,” Burnham added. “I think what sucks is that it’s everywhere. It shouldn’t be, but it is.”

“Like Hillary tweeting all of her cool, young, pandering quips to Donald Trump,” he continued. “Like ‘Yas queen,’ and I’m like, ‘I’m dead. I’m just dead.’ It’s insane, what the fuck is happening?”