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COMEDY 11/11/2019 05:09 am ET
Monty Python Icon John Cleese Has Brutal Assessment Of Trump’s Fox News Fans
“I don’t know what you say to people like that.”

By Ed Mazza
Comedy legend John Cleese said there may be no point in trying to argue with Fox News viewers who support President Donald Trump.
″[T]he people who support him are basically so ignorant because they only ever get news from Fox News,” the Monty Python alum told The Daily Beast. “I don’t know what you say to people like that.”

He added:
“To me, it’s like people who go and watch professional wrestling and don’t realize that it’s fixed. If they can’t see it when it’s right under their nose, I have no idea how they’re going to realize how wrong they are.”
Cleese also called Trump “an extraordinary caricature of an asshole.”
“Every time he makes a decision, no matter how impulsive it is, it’s the one that makes him feel best about himself for the next 20 minutes,” he said.
Fellow Python alum Eric Idle delivered a similarly blunt assessment of the president.
“He’s stark raving mad. Absolutely mental,” Idle told The Daily Beast. “He’s a criminal and a con artist and a mob boss.”
Read the full interview about their time in the comedy troupe as well as what they’re up to now, here.
Both Cleese and Idle are active on Twitter and often have choice words for Trump. This weekend, Cleese mockingly claimed to have become a Republican, but with a twist:

John Cleese
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” A Warning “, written by a senior official in the Trump Administration, paints a picture of the President as cruel, inept, and a danger to his country

As a newly converted Banana Republican, I’d like to point out there’s nothing new here

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Now That I’ve become a Banana Republican, I’m reading websites like ‘Patriot Brief’, ‘Conservative Brief’ and ‘Attention Span Brief’

They carry advertisements, many of them for Erectile Dysfunction

Could this be a result of anxiety that someone might take their guns away?

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Good joke!

But the only time I see ER ads is when I am sent ‘stuff’ from Conservative websites

Of course, these Conservative ads are not all about ER by any means.

There are plenty of ads about losing belly-fat, get-rich-quick schemes and tinnitus https://twitter.com/DookgoesQuark/status/1193591600636669952

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Don’t adverts usually follow your internet search history Mr Cleese?
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As a Banana Republican, I am proud that although we are losing better educated voters in VA and PA, we are gaining among the less well-educated, white, rural voters

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