Sarah Silverman: I Feel ‘Very Lucky’ Trump Doesn’t Make Me Wear Star of David
Sarah Silverman: I Feel ‘Very Lucky’ Trump Doesn’t Make Me Wear Star of David Broad Green Pictures 10 Nov 2018 Hulu talk show host Sarah Silverman went full Godwin’s Law on Friday by insisting that President Donald Trump is such a Jew hater and a Nazi that she is lucky she is not forced to wear a Jewish star in public.
After HBO host Bill Maher congratulated her on her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Silverman replied saying, “You know, in a time, Bill, where anti-Semitic crime is up 57 percent since this douchebag has taken office, it is not lost on me that I am very lucky that I get a star and I don’t have to sew it on my clothes.”
Maher quickly replied, “Oh, no you didn’t!”
“I did,” Silverman said adding, “I don’t know if that’s gallows humor or just like ‘it’s funny because it’s true’ humor.”
Even as Silverman calls Trump a Nazi, it cannot escape attention that he is the same President Donald Trump who became the first world leader in history to move his embassy to Israel’s actual capital city of Jerusalem.
This is far from the first time Sarah Silverman has called Trump and Republicans Nazis.
Only weeks ago, Silverman claimed on her Hulu show that Trump had gone “full Hitler” with his comments that he is an American nationalist.
Like most liberals, Silverman decided that American nationalist must mean “white nationalist” — which it does not — and insisted that Trump’s “bigotry is no longer masked by his rhetoric.”
She also attacked all Christians saying their religion is a “shroud” to cover “hang-ups” and added that the Trump administration’s recent moves to protect religious freedom were only meant to hurt gay people and women.
Silverman raised eyebrows back in 2016 when she appeared on the Conan O’Brien show dressed as Adolph Hitler after the airing of a presidential debate. The stunt was a full-frontal attack on then-candidate Donald Trump whom Silverman was already calling a “Nazi.”
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The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (November 2018)
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Now, anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription has easy access to thousands of hit movies and TV shows, all with the simple click of a mouse. To help subscribers sift through Amazon’s sizable library, we’ve taken up the task of finding the best movies currently available on the service.
So pop some popcorn, find your favorite spot on the couch, and throw on an excellent film, courtesy of our list. Drama and romance ‘A Ghost Story’
David Lowery’s A Ghost Story takes a simple — some might even say silly — premise as its foundation, and builds atop it a beautiful, mournful film about death and the passage of time. The film begins with a man, C (Casey Affleck), and a woman, M (Rooney Mara). C dies in a car crash early on, but his soul continues to wander, draped in a hospital sheet under which he spends the rest of the film. C returns to the house he shared with M, watching as she grieves and eventually moves on. He remains, watching as the house changes hands, and the world changes entirely. A Ghost Story is light on plot and even dialogue, with Lowery using thoughtful shots and beautiful scene compositions to convey emotion. Watch now on: Amazon ‘Fences’
An adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Fences is a fascinating study of a man in slow collapse. Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) was an accomplished baseball player in the Negro Leagues, whose career ended before Major League Baseball integrated. By the time the film begins in the 1950s, he works as a garbageman in Pittsburgh, living with his wife, Rose (Viola Davis); and son, Cory (Jovan Adepo). Troy seethes at the world, and the story is focused on the ways in which he chips away at his relationships with everyone in his life, cheating on his wife and grinding down his son’s ambitions. It’s a powerful story, and Washington (who also directed) gives it a skillful treatment. Watch now on: Amazon ‘Silence’
Set in 17th-century Japan, Martin Scorsese’s Silence (an adaptation of Shūsaku Endō’s novel of the same name) follows a pair of Jesuit priests on a mission to find their missing mentor, Cristóvão Ferreira (Liam Neeson), who renounced his faith following torture at the hands of the shogunate, which has outlawed Christianity. The priests, Sebastião Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), sneak into Japan, taking refuge among the remaining Japanese Christians. During their search for Ferreira, Rodrigues and Garupe witness terrible atrocities, and find themselves in a moral quandary that drives them to the brink. At times beautiful, at others horrifying, Silence is a deeply spiritual film, reflecting on the nature of faith, and whether God cares about the suffering of his servants. Watch now on: Amazon ‘Manchester by the Sea’
This bleak drama, directed by playwright Kenneth Lonergan , is set in the titular town of Manchester, a town Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) would prefer never to return to. Chandler lives out his days working as a janitor in Quincy, away from any connections to his past. Tragedy brings him home; his brother, Joe (Kyle Chandler), dies, leaving behind a teenage son, Patrick (Lucas Hedges), and a will asking Lee to take care of him. Manchester by the Sea is a deeply personal drama, examining the ways tragedy can wear away at a person’s soul, and whether it is possible to come back from the brink. Despite the premise, the movie is not gloomy from start to end; the script allows for plenty of humor and warmth throughout, making for a film that captures the complexity of life. Watch now on: Amazon ‘Moonlight’
Some of Moonlight’s most important scenes take place near water. Always shifting, water proves to be a potent symbol for protagonist Chiron’s journey through the film. The film follows Chiron from his time as a youngster growing up, impoverished, in Miami, to his tragic, conflicted adulthood. The film’s three acts, set during different stages of his life, show him struggling with his identity and sexuality, as he develops an attraction to his best friend and faces pressure and bullying from other boys his age. Buoyed by excellent performances — particularly Mahershala Ali ‘s, which won him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor — Moonlight is a powerful character study, one rife with mesmerizing imagery. Watch now on: Amazon ‘Arrival’
Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival tackles a classic sci-fi premise — humanity’s first contact with an alien species — which it treats with appropriate gravity, but the story gets a lift from the protagonist’s personal struggles, which provide a relatable emotional undercurrent. After a brief prologue, the story begins when alien spaceship appear at 12 locations around the world. Unsure whether the aliens have come in peace, the U.S. Army enlists linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) to approach the extraterrestrials. As the nations of the world grow restless, Banks studies the alien’s language, hoping to understand them. Based on an acclaimed short story, Arrival is a thoughtful film, a sci-fi tale that withholds easy answers. Watch now on: Amazon ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’
In the soft shadows of The Gaslight Cafe, folk singer Llewyn Davis ( Oscar Isaac ) croons that he “wouldn’t mind the hanging.” Leave it to the Coen Brothers to oblige him. Two of America’s most mercurial filmmakers, the Coens have approached both grim tragedy and madcap comedy in their films, sometimes at the same time. Inside Llewyn Davis falls on the bleaker end of the spectrum, following Davis as he attempts to get his music career on track in the wake of his musical partner’s suicide. His finances are not the only part of his life falling apart; his former lover, Jean (Carey Mulligan), pregnant with a child that is likely his, wants nothing to do with him. Davis’ struggle, set against the frost-glazed backdrop of New York, is a tragic one, but the film is not without humor, black though it may be. The characters surrounding Llewyn are as vibrant as he is cold … particularly Justin Timberlake as Jane’s new boyfriend. Watch now on: Amazon ‘Mystic River’
Mystic River is proof that Clint Eastwood is as talented a director and composer as he is an actor. It’s a haunting and beautiful story, centered on three childhood friends who reunite later in life as the result of a murder investigation involving one of their teenage daughters. It’s based on Dennis Lehane’s novel of the same name, and though the profanity is rampant and the tone is dark, the Oscar-winning performances by Sean Penn and Tim Robbins will leave you floored when the last scenes of Boston fade out. Watch now on: Amazon ‘Hoosiers’
The feature directorial debut for David Anspaugh, Hoosiers has long been considered one of the best sports movies ever made. The 1986 film casts Gene Hackman as the new coach of a rural Indiana town’s high-school basketball team whose methods confound both his players and the local community, but eventually inspire everyone around him to better themselves. Dennis Hopper earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the film alongside Hackman, while composer Jerry Goldsmith was also nominated for an Academy Award. Watch now on: Amazon ‘The Usual Suspects’
Widely regarded as having one of the greatest screenplays of all time, The Usual Suspects ostensibly tells the story of a group of criminals forced to undertake a dangerous mission by a terrifying, mysterious crime boss known as Keyser Söze, but it becomes so much more than that thanks to its talented cast and director Bryan Singer’s vision for the layered script. Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollack, and Benicio del Toro shine in an ensemble cast. The film went on to earn screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1995, with Spacey taking home an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Watch now on: