Comedian and late-night talk show host on the One Network D.L. Hughley didn’t hold back on his criticisms of President Donald Trump and his supporters, ranting on Tuesday evening’s program that he could never become friends with some of the staunchest adherents to the president and his policies.
“You cannot be my friend if you’re that vacant a human being,” Hughley said, per reporting from the Washington Times. “It’s so self-centered, I’ve never seen anybody talk about anything other than the economy or anything other than the judges. And really, all he’s about is making sure a certain group of people who are a minority stay in charge.”
Hughley went onto describe Trump and his supporters as being less trustworthy and more immoral than Satan worshippers.
“We talked about this on the radio. Devil worshippers have a higher standard than he does,” Hughley said. “You could worship the devil and be a better human being than if you worshiped Donald Trump…go to a Trump rally and you’ll feel safer around Beelzebub than this dude. I’m telling you.”
Hughley also described Trump as being a racist and anti-Semitic. He also made clear the standards he was looking for in a president were not to be perfect, but rather to be better than what he viewed Trump as being.
“There’s a difference between not being perfect and being a morally vacant person,” he said.
Hughley, of course, isn’t the only person to believe Trump is a racist. Several prominent individuals and media observers have said as much over several decades, as reporting from Vox pointed out. And over the course of the past two weeks, as he attacked four congresswomen of color (telling the American citizens, three of which were born in the U.S., to “go back” to their countries of origin), those condemnations have been renewed.
Indeed, recent polling on Trump’s comments found that a majority of Americans, too, found them as racist, Politico reported, with 56 percent saying as much.
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— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) July 26, 2019
Some Republicans have even said Trump is bigoted. Hughley, tweeting early on Friday morning, shared a link to an article in which a Republican challenger to Trump’s presidency, former Gov. Bill Weld, called the current president a “raging racist.”