Despite a history of saying controversial things, a series of words were said by comedian Sarah Silverman that people never thought would come out of her mouth.
"I am thankful for Donald Trump."
Now admittedly, she had a nauseous shudder immediately afterward, and her meaning was obviously not direct, but a surprise is a surprise nonetheless.
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On her Hulu talk show I Love You, America Silverman has been trying to connect with people who share different views from her. During the show's season finale, her opening monologue sees her making the case to be thankful for the light Trump has unintentionally cast on our corrupt system.
Silverman compares being thankful of the current president to an addict hitting rock bottom. She argues he's forced America to take notice of the injustices the Trump tried to hide.
Some weren't willing to look past his negative effects.
Why Sarah Silverman Is ‘Thankful’ for Donald Trump https://t.co/KKZXBgjB6N Well reasoned. But I am Black, Old, Fema… https://t.co/gfnMEutX02— HaP65 (@HaP65)1542388878.0
@SarahKSilverman Hey, I'm thankful for pneumonia that one time too, but fuck if I want it around forever.— Matt Foster (@Matt Foster)1542334737.0
She by no means thinks he is good for the country. She actually tries listing off all the atrocities he's committed, but realizes it would take the whole show. However, the important ones are there. From how Trump "put kids in cages" to "reignited the white supremacy movement" Sarah does not let him off the hook.
Yet, Silverman does say he woke us up to the problems with our nation. More women have run and won office in the House and Senate during this year's midterms. People are protesting acts of the government that likely would have gone unnoticed before. These and more, Silverman ascribes to Trump.
And she may have a point.
@thedailybeast Well said.— vincent godino (@vincent godino)1542331807.0
@thedailybeast Exactly and totally on point. Serious.— Nick Jordan (@Nick Jordan)1542351778.0
@President Sarah Rocks!!— Delphine Radke, The Typo Siren (@Delphine Radke, The Typo Siren)1542341903.0
Sarah Silverman is thankful for Donald Trump. Watch it to believe it, and follow up with a cry/laughter combo. https://t.co/i5s7JftZQ0— Ido Roll (@Ido Roll)1542336614.0
@thedailybeast In the past, too many people ignored midterm elections. The Trump-affect increased interest recently.— AlyceAndersyn (@AlyceAndersyn)1542352742.0
@thedailybeast That is the benefit of Trump— Beth Keenan (@Beth Keenan)1542328584.0
@SarahKSilverman You make a strong argument for renaming the "Streisand Effect" to the "Trump Effect"...— Louis Ingenthron (@Louis Ingenthron)1542335271.0
@thedailybeast My husband said this months ago. I tweeted it too. Search my timeline for it if it goes back that far. 😉— 💥Barbie Toes 1💥 (@💥Barbie Toes 1💥)1542329307.0
On I Love You, America Silverman has tasked herself with attempting to connect with 'people who may not agree with her personal opinions through honesty, humor, genuine interest in others, and not taking herself too seriously.'