Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore thought recently fantasized about killing Donald Trump with former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s pillow.
Deadline Hollywood reported that “The Nightly Show” host said of Trump:
“Sorry everyone. I don’t want to give him any more oxygen. That’s not a euphemism, by the way. I mean it literally. Somebody get me the pillow they used to kill [Supreme Court Justice Antonin] Scalia and I’ll do it — I’ll do it!”
“I could get in trouble for that, actually,” he sheepishly told his audience, who thought Wilmore was hilarious.
“Real funny,” Twitchy said.
How is threatening to smother someone with a pillow funny?
Wilmore also suggested that Trump was “race baiting” his way to win Super Tuesday and eventually the Republican nomination, with his “Make America Hate Again” campaign strategy.
Fortunately some on Twitter pointed out Wilmore’s hypocrisy, racism, intolerance, and unfettered bias.
Wilmore exudes Black privilege:
@PhelimMcAleer Must be that 'black privelege'. You know if some white guy had said that about 'dear leader' he'd be in prison for life.
— Angel Rider (@AngelBleauEyes) March 1, 2016
@TwitchyTeam classy. Such non-violent talk from a tolerant leftist
— Kirk Reeves, R.T. (@radiographicman) March 1, 2016
Wilmore is a tolerant, non-violent liberal.
@TwitchyTeam gotta love those non-violent peacenik liberals
— Michael (@IM_Twittless) March 1, 2016
He is selective in his hatred, in fact he’s started his own hate campaign:
@TwitchyTeam if he said that about Hillary he would have been fired
— Brian Robinson (@BrianBrxctf) March 1, 2016
Whether or not someone likes/dislikes Trump is irrelevant. Wilmore should not be allowed to incite violence or promote hate speech on television against anyone. Not all speech is free speech; and hate speech is not protected by the Constitution. It’s prosecuted. And he should at least lose his job. Other commentators have lost their jobs even for expressing non-hate speech.