Comedian Russell Brand Blasts Liberals for Condemning Trump Supporters

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Funnyman podcaster Russell Brand doesn’t understand how the left’s condemnation of the Americans who voted for former President Donald Trump is anything less than divisive.  

In an interview with Ben Shapiro on the “Sunday Show,” Brand explained that his fans often mistakenly believe that he is a Communist that promotes consolidation of government power, but that can’t be further than the truth.

“This is not what I believe in at all,” he told Shapiro. “I believe that all of us have a right — like, you know, Constitutional, Thomas Paine type territory — all of us have a right to pursue happiness and freedom … And I don’t think that can be possible if there’s too much-centralized state power intervening in the lives of individuals.”

In fact, he is more inclined towards empathizing with ordinary people that feel disregarded by the political elite. “I’m pretty populist in loads and loads of ways. In fact, I feel like I’m ultimately a populist,” he said about his personal political views.

The “Rock of Ages” actor thinks populism is why Trump was able to rapidly build a base as a political outsider and ultimately get elected to office in 2016.

“When every single decision has to pass through the prism of powerful people’s interest and the revolving door between Washington and Wall Street, like, what real chance is there for ordinary people?” Brand pondered. 

“The Forgetting Sarah Marshall” star noted that Trump appealed to people that weren’t as “privileged” as woke liberals made them out to be.  

“The wave that Trump rode to power, you know, that energy came from somewhere,” Brand said, “and it’s got to go somewhere. And like the constant condemnation of people that found hope in Donald Trump. I don’t see how that’s leading to the solution.”

Brand thinks the path towards healing a divided nation comes through discourse with those who have opposing political views.  

“I want us in this time of division and fragmentation and fracture to find ways of coming together in peace, that’s why I’m chatting to Candace Owens and to you,” he told Shapiro. “I don’t want to sit around chatting with people I agree with. I want to talk to people, where there are areas of concern and discontent and we find ways that we can harmonize.”


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Linda
Linda
1 year ago

It’s not that we’re just Trump supporters. It’s because he agrees with what republicans stand for. It’s bigger than just one popular man.

Wii B. Phuct
Wii B. Phuct
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

Also because Trump did everything within his power to make good on what he said he wanted to do; despite being shot-down left and right at every turn. Most (if not all) politicians seem to forget their campaign promises shortly after being sworn into office – but Trump stuck to his promises to the common folks as much as he was allowed.

To expound upon your statement though, Linda, I would say “…he agrees with what Conservatives stand for.”

The Republican party used to be conservative, and compared with the left’s current ideologies it still is but, many Republicans (RINOs) are not much more conservative than the democrats.

The Republican party needs to come together and embrace the conservative ideologies upon which it was founded; to rebrand itself if you will, and make it fully known what it stands for and where it wants to take this Country. That’s what Trump tried to do. Most honest conservatives could see this, and ultimately voted for him – twice.

If there would not have been so many RINOs “on his team”, his 1st 2 years as POTUS would have been so much stronger; the wall would have been fully funded in the 1st year, and damn near completed before his term ended. But with Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, the Republican members in Congress failed Trump in many ways, many times.

I could go on here for days, but I’ll jump off for now.

Allen
Allen
1 year ago
Reply to  Wii B. Phuct

I agree with what you are saying. I am definitely much more Independent now. I cannot stomach ANY Democrat, but there are not a lot of Republicans I can get behind either. I definitely do not give any of them any money with the exception of Scalise and Kennedy in my former state of Louisiana. I also like Gaetz, Crews, Rubio (I am hot-and-cold on because I do not know if I am getting legitimate “news” on a lot of what he does) and Marjorie Taylor Greene since they seem to stand with Trump. Additionally Tim Scott seems to be a standup individual and if I lived in Georgia I believe I could support Vernon Jones. I will not vote for my current representative in Oklahoma Stephanie Bice since she decided to be a Democrat and waste my money and vote with Pelosi about the “insurrection” committee. And, my Senators, crickets. With few exceptions, I think BOTH parties are corrupt.

Bruce
Bruce
1 year ago
Reply to  Allen

Agree! A snake in the grass is much more dangerous than a snake you can see.

snert
snert
1 year ago
Reply to  Wii B. Phuct

it’ll be a long time before i trust the republican party, too many rino’s. have been a lifelong independent. i think conservatively and will only support certain candidates and organizations, no way will i support a cheney or kinzinger!!!

Richard Logan
Richard Logan
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

I agree with you Linda. We need more people to stand up and be counted just like this fine Gentleman.

snert
snert
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

either there are 2 russell’s, or this one has done a complete 180, from where he was just a short time ago. hope he’s on the up and up, and has seen the light!!!

stormy
stormy
1 year ago
Reply to  snert

I thought the same thing.

Bernadine
Bernadine
1 year ago
Reply to  Linda

True, Linda. Some of his remarks, made in humor, have been taken seriously by intelligent people, who should recognize it for what it is!

David G.
David G.
1 year ago

Russell is just speaking up because he knows he will be canceled for his comedy speech if it hurts the Marxist feelings, folks, it’s only about Russell’s livelihood and nothing more, otherwise he would be bagging on TRUMP and supporters, you can bet on it!!

Camille
1 year ago

Thank you Russell, for sticking up for all of us that have back President Trump. I got behind him when Dr. Carson dropped out of the race. He said that he was going with Trump because Trump would listen, and he does. I filled out the questionnaires during the debates, and at the bottom I would write different things I wanted to see him and the VP do, he did what I ask, for them to work as a team.

robert iverson
robert iverson
1 year ago

you cant stifle the truth , that is TRUMP power

Shadow
1 year ago

Trump is a real leader. Biden is a old man trying to think he is for the people. What a mistake. He has screwed up every thing he touches. Obama new he was not capable to be a world leader and he was right. Forget about politics because he is upsetting every person in the country. The problem is they do not know yet. Cost of living is sky rocketing and the border is a disaster not to mention his foreign policy. He starts more garbage than any other President has done. He never was fond of minorities until it he came begging for a vote.

donna vreeland
donna vreeland
1 year ago
Reply to  Shadow

SO TRUE Shadow

Jeff Ho
Jeff Ho
1 year ago

Well this is a shock. I thought he was a die-hard bleeding heat liberal!!! At least his head is in the right place. We need more of the folks like him to stand up. Stop worrying if you’ll ever be in a movie if you do.

Red
Red
1 year ago

Good on Brand! Finally, a breath of fresh air from celebrities who too often have their butts where their brains used to be….

John Laperuta
John Laperuta
1 year ago

Sounds like Russell wants to come out as more towards the right but doing so would be suicide career wise…most of the entertainers and musicians have to adhere to the mantra of the left..or else bye bye career.Its ok Russell..you can speak out..theres plenty of us who would support you.