Jay Leno ‘Not A Fan’ Of Trump, But Rips Democrats For Trying To Keep Him Off Ballot

Jay Leno
Source: Piers Morgan Uncensorred YouTube

The former late night host Jay Leno broke his own rule about not publicly talking about his political views last week when he revealed that he is “not a fan” of the former President Donald Trump. However, he also spoke out against Democrats for trying to keep Trump off the ballot.

Leno ‘Not A Fan’ of Trump

While appearing on “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” Leno was asked by host Piers Morgan about what he thinks about Trump.

“I’m not a fan,” Leno replied, going on to rip Democrat attempts to keep Trump off the ballot, saying,  “I’m against that.”

Morgan chimed in to say that those efforts are “anti-democratic,” and Leno agreed.

“If the people want that person as president, that’s fine,” Leno continued. “I mean, I’m not a fan, and it has nothing to do with politics. I just don’t think morally — I think we could do a little bit better. You know all these indictments, whatever it might be.”

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Leno Previously Stayed Politically Neutral

In this same interview, Leno opened up about his previous policy of staying politically neutral in public.

“I just stopped doing politics in my act altogether. You know, when I did ‘The Tonight Show,’ the idea was you made fun of both sides equally,” he said. “They’d both be angry. And I’d go, ‘Oh, that’s good.’ You know, they both think you’re supporting the other guy.”

“Now, you’ve gotta take a side, and people are angry if you don’t,” he added, going on to say that now, people “want to know the punchline before – is this pro or against – you know? So I just, I just stopped doing it.”

“I just want people to come and laugh and have a good time. That’s the idea of doing a comedy,” he stated, noting that injecting his own political opinion is “useless.”

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Leno Discusses The Future

At another point in the interview, Morgan asked Leno, “Do you worry about what may happen in this country in terms of the division, if Trump was to get reelected?”

“Well, you get the government you deserve,” Leno replied. “I mean, that’s pretty much the way the world works, or at least ways America works, if that’s what people choose. Well, that’s that’s what’s going to happen, is it? So I don’t know, I would prefer it– I mean, it seems pretty calm now and the economy seems to be in pretty good shape. I sort of like the things Biden’s been doing. I think he’s done a really good job with the economy.”

“But you have people now who just, if someone says the economy is terrible, ‘it is?’ Okay,” he continued. “You know. I mean, gas prices have nothing to do with the president. You know, all those type of things. So I don’t know. I don’t know. I try not to. I’m not an expert in this area.”

“This is the one thing I love about America,” Leno concluded. “Now, we’re the only place in the world. If you go to Europe. We wanted to talk about the economy. So I went to the University of Economics at Pomona. We go to a truck stop in Lima, Ohio. You know, here in America, you go to the truck stop. You talk to the guy and hear what he has. Oh, I would rather have an expert, you know.”

Check out this full interview in the video below.

While we’re glad that Leno isn’t giving Democrats a complete free pass, we find it unfortunate that he chose to break his own rule about abstaining from talking politics by bashing Trump. Now, Leno has shown himself to be just another out of touch member of the liberal elite who mistakenly thinks that speaking out against Trump will somehow sway those who support the former president.

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