Grown Ups actor Chris Rock is “kind of optimistic” about Biden’s election, but isn’t “jumping for joy” like other democrats.
“I don’t know. When Biden won, I wasn’t jumping for joy. I was like Tom Hanks in ‘Cast Away’; I just wanted to hug Helen Hunt. You know, he’s not jumping for joy when he sees the ship. He’s just like, ‘Where’s Helen Hunt, man? I’ve been eating coconuts for years. Can I just f***ing hold Helen Hunt?’” He said in a Wednesday interview to promote the upcoming season of FX’s Fargo.
“How do I feel? I mean, I’m kind of optimistic,” he continued. “I just hope that all that’s happened, that this whole year was not in vain, and that people and the government doesn’t just go back to business as usual.”
Rock hopes that Biden will take the politics out of science by creating a “Supreme Court of Science” to oversee the nation’s environmental and medical situations.
“I would hope that Mr. Biden institutes some scientific department — like, the Supreme Court of Science, just for the lack of a better name — that would be in charge of anything medical or environmental,” he dreamt up. “Basically, I would hope that the government instills a mechanism, so that if there’s ever anything environmental or medical, this mechanism would take over — thus, eliminating politics out of a life-and-death situation.”
He’s hoping this “department” will be created in response to the pandemic, like the Department of Homeland Security was created in the wake of September 11th.
“Like, basically, there’s a 9/11 everyday. 3,000 people died in 9/11. Somehow, we got the Department of Homeland Security, and no one questioned that. But now, we have a situation where, whatever — 300,000, a half-a-million people are going to die,” he said. “Right? So, what I hope is that we do something.”
Despite his lack of enthusiasm for Biden, Rock had no love for Trump, saying that the President lacks “empathy and competence.”
“Because we didn’t just experience a pandemic. You know, Donald Trump did this thing… Like, when security companies build new locks or security systems, they hire crooks to show you the weaknesses of the system. Well, Donald Trump showed us the weakness of our government,” Rock remarked.
“Now, it’s up to Joe Biden and Congress and the Senate to get rid of those weaknesses — to instill safeguards that actually protect us from unqualified mad men and mad women, so that we never have to be at the mercy of a person that does not exhibit empathy and competence.”