Chris Rock’s perspective on politics are by far one of a kind. Back in 2008 for his comedy special Kill The Messenger, Chris explained why he wouldn’t vote for then presidential candidate John McCain.
He’s a war hero that got captured… There’s a lot of guys in jail that got captured. I don’t want to vote for nobody that got captured. I want to vote for the motherf**ker that got away.
As current presidential candidate Donald Trump continues his campaign for the The White House, Rock’s old joke seems to have surfaced again. During a forum discussion, Donald went to share his opinion on McCain, and it sounded very similar to Rock’s prior McCain bit.
He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK? I hate to tell you. He is a war hero because he was captured…
Now of course Donald has not said his thoughts were inspired by Rock but that hasn’t stopped many from accusing the presidential candidate of ripping material. Maybe Chris for should have joined the race.
Check out Rock’s full riff on McCain and why he was voting for Barack, below.