Amy Schumer’s Anti-Trump Jokes Caused Audience Members to Leave Her Florida Show
In addition to calling the Republican presidential candidate an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster,” Schumer asked a Trump supporter to join her onstage to ask him about his vote in the 2016 election. According to the Times, “She asked for a Trump supporter – preferably one with sleeves, she told security personnel – to join her up on stage to explain their enthusiasm for Trump. One fellow did, but he said he was voting for Trump mainly because he doesn’t trust [Hillary] Clinton. When some audience members booed, the actor/comedian invited them to leave and also asked security to remove anyone booing.”
One audience member told the Times that he and his wife “wanted to have a good night without distractions with the politics.” “The show became political. I definitely didn’t come to hear this,” said another.
Schumer responded to their report on Twitter by retweeting the Times’ article and adding, “All love Tampa.”
Schumer’s anti-Trump comments come as no surprise given that she has openly supported Clinton since March. Earlier in the day on Sunday, Schumer was helping to register voters in Florida while wearing a “Feminist for Hillary” button.