Jim Gaffigan to Trump supporters: ‘He’s a traitor & a con man, deep down you know it’

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I didn’t watch Donald Trump’s Nazi RNC convention speech last night. I had better things to do. When I woke up this morning and checked Twitter, my timeline was full of apocalyptic tweets, many of them from comedian Jim Gaffigan. Something about Night 4 of the RNC broke Jim Gaffigan. After Trump’s speech, he went OFF on Twitter and now everyone is talking about his tweets. I’m not going to embed them because there are, like, twenty of them? But here’s what he said (with very minor edits):

excuse me while I treat myself to confronting some a–hole trolls…Look Trumpers I get it. As a kid I was a cubs fan and I know you stick by your team no matter what but he’s a traitor and a con man who doesn’t care about you. Deep down you know it. I’m sure you enjoy pissing people off but you know Trump is a liar and a criminal.

By the way you can’t be against Cancel Culture and tell people to stay out of politics. You know that time you did a job and didn’t get paid? That’s trump and you know it. I know you hate snobs and elites I get it but look at Ivana and that douche bag Jerod. Think they are on your side? Do you think they’ve ever done a real days work in their lives. Wake up

to those of you who think Im destroying my career wake up. if trump gets elected, the economy will never come back.

You know he lies. Constantly. Yet you dont care? What because he insults people that make you and me feel dumb?

F–k Lou Holtz. Biden is Catholic in name only? Compared to who? How many abortions did trump pay for? How many women has he raped? How many times did pull the sh-t he did in Ukraine. Wake up. He’s a crook and a con man.

What bravery from the cowards who are against equal justice. Wake up. Don’t you know history will make you the fool.

can we stop with this HOLLYWOOD sh-t. I’m not from Hollywood and Hollywood is just a town. Please say coastal elites (which Trump, Jared and Ivana are) Maybe people on the east and west coasts have different values from yours but they dont like liars and con men like trump.

Please dont buy that socialist crap either. Obviously Obama wasn’t a socialist. This is all lies to scare you and you know it. Biden is not radical. Are you serious? Remember everything Trump accuses the Democrats of he’s guilt of. Dont let the socialist name calling distract you from the fact he is a fascist who has no belief in law.

You know Trump just creates enemies. You know you can’t trust him. You know he been incompetent during this crisis. You know all those people didn’t need to die. Trump talks about the Space Program and you can’t safely go to a movie. Wake up

Trump budding up with dictators is RADICAL. Trump having interfering with the justice department is RADICAL. Trump pandering to the police and army (I gave 3 raises) is RADICAL. I dont give a f–k if anyone thinks this is virtue signaling or whatever. We need to wake up. We need to call trump the con man and thief that he is.

Trump derangement syndrome is part of the con. Wake up. you know Fox News is biased and full of loons. it’s how they gaslight and silence criticism. Do you think any of those congressional republicans really believe in Trump or do they fear him dont want to end up like Flake. Trump literally ran Paul Ryan out of politics. Why? Paul Ryan knew Trump was poison. So does Romney. Trump is not a conservative or even a Republican. You know that. You know Barr is dirty. You know if Trump gets re-elected it’s over. How many books have to be written?

Heading to bed but remember
– If you want to sound crazy please tell me about THE DEEP STATE.
– To sound stupid please be against CANCEL CULTURE but then accuse anyone with an opinion of Virtue signaling.
– Trump Derangement Syndrome is meant to distract from the con of Don

[From Jim Gaffigan]

Yeah. All of this. I remember feeling so let down in December 2016 and January 2017 because even then, when Trump was just “president-elect,” people were like “give him a chance” and no one would speak out about Trump and how dangerous he was and how bad sh-t was going to get. The past four years have been an unmitigated disaster, a complete catastrophe which will take us decades to crawl out of IF WE’RE VERY LUCKY. After four years, even comedians like Jim Gaffigan are just broken and angry and incredibly tired.

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  1. Stacy Dresden says:

    Yea Jim Gaffigan!!

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      My husband is a fan of his stand up, and while I’ve found some of his stuff funny, I would never call myself a fan… but I am now. GD. That man is a hero.

      And I’m so glad someone with a platform larger than mine finally pointed out the hypocrisy of the anti-choice crowd so rabidly supporting a man who’s probably paid for many abortions over the years.

  2. Jo73c says:

    Everything he said is just the basic truth.

  3. Teresa says:

    Fan for life. I just read this to my husband as the good news of the day. Thank you Jim.

  4. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    They don’t have a, “deep down,” they can’t be reasoned with. I wish the autotrons would read that and drink some calcium, but they won’t. That’s why I’m so damned exhausted. I’ve been on repeat since 2016. And even with four years of tweets to embolden and underscore my words, nothing but greater, death-defying stupidity.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      they know these things – it’s why they vote for him. they [think they] want the America they feel robbed of: the one that did not even come close to holding up to her stated ideals which is the one that openly endorsed subjugation of POC/minority religions and anything not supportive of the supremacy of the bleached white culture of Mayosapiens. In short they vote for Trump because the GOP promises to bring back the America of Jim Crow laws that the Nazi’s used as a model

    • Lizzie says:

      I thing half of them smirk at his lies and think he is clever. The other half are religious zealots, they would drink Trumps kool aid.

  5. Ariel says:

    Those tweets read really well in y’all’s put together paragraph.
    And i admire Mr. Gaffigan.
    But man, am i starting to feel hopeless.
    So many people are racist, defending racism, defending murder.
    Maybe we are just part of an incredibly bad set of people.

    I will vote.
    I need to do more.
    I am losing faith in humanity.
    And yes, i see the young generation, i see the protesters fighting, putting their lives on the line.

    But so much evil is coming at them.
    So much evil in power, in the seat of government.
    And so many people vote to keep it that way.

    I feel hopeless.

    • Darla says:

      In less than 70 days we find out if it really was all hopeless or whether this was the darkest night before dawn. When he was first sworn in, I think right around the time he instituted that Muslim ban, I found this old song, There’s Got to be a Morning After. I put it on my facebook and I play it from time to time. Deep down I still believe there’s got to be a morning after the long dark night.

      • pottymouth pup says:

        The GOP is fomenting civil war even if Biden were to win in a landslide.

      • Darla says:

        Yeah, I consider a Biden win a small reprieve, and I will use that time wisely. I understand what you are saying. But it doesn’t mean they are gonna get what they want either. Let’s see. In the meantime, when I tell you I am maxing out to Biden Harris even tho my main business took a major hit, and I’m doing calls in swing states…what else am I gonna do? I get down too, but I have this thing inside of me, it’s fire. It always reignites. I don’t know if it’s the Irish side or the Italian, but I can never say die. I am going to at least fight.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yes, pottymouthpup. they’re already taking up arms and shooting protesters in support of him. how horrible and violent will it get if he wins OR loses?…

      • Mac says:

        Trump and his cabal want us to feel hopeless, that is how they retain power. We all need to turn despair into action. It has never been easier to volunteer for a campaign. Call your local Democratic Party and ask to volunteer from home. You will be ready to roll in about 10 minutes.

      • Aitana says:

        Darla, thanks 4 saying these things. So many of the comments on this thread R fatalistic & 2 a point I can empathize. People R tired of this. People R tired of seeing people like that snit Sandman kid who was so ugly 2 that Indian, the news reporting it, then his rich parents sue the bejeesus out of everybody & he then becomes a “celebrated speaker” @ RNC convention. It makes no sense & this continual shite will knock the wind out of any sensible person. BUT, I’m like U….we just can’t give up. We never know when the 1 time we speak truth to this evil that it actually plants a seed N a mind we had given up 4 fallow. Soooo…keep on keepin’ on cause THIS is how our hard won democracy was obtained to begin with!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      We are still very far out from the election. Please don’t let yourself give in to hopelessness!

      There is still SO MUCH that can be done between now and election day. The most urgent is to find those people that already support Biden (or leaning towards him) and HELP THEM make sure they are registered, get mail in ballots if necessary, etc.

      Do people need help with childcare so they can vote? Do they need help with transportation getting to the polls? Do they know where their polling location is? These are all things that we can HELP with, and they don’t involve trying to convince kool-aid drinkers that Trump is corrupt.

      The cure for hopelessness is ACTION.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      It’s depressing and scary. I didn’t think the republican party could get much more disgusting until this past week.

  6. Mumbles says:

    His audience is pretty middle of the road/white/middle-aged/middle class. If he succeeds in making them ask these questions of themselves, good for him. But I’m not hopeful. People don’t like to realize they were wrong.

  7. lucy2 says:

    I usually hate when people yell WAKE UP, but he is so spot on with all of this, and it’s warranted here.
    Sadly it will fall on deaf ears – those entrenched in the trump cult are unwilling to listen and learn, and so dug in they simple don’t care what the truth is anymore, and are reveling in the racism and fear. It’s so gross, and so terrifying, and unfortunately it’s who a good portion of the country has been ALL ALONG.

    • shanaynay says:

      I agree. DT is a Racist, and if the man in the WH is a racist, that makes it okay for all the closeted racists to verbally express and show their racism. They’re following and spewing all the same BS that DT does. It’s sickening and quite scary.

      It’s pretty scary how brainwashed all of the DT supporters are. They worship him, and seem to believe he is their G-d!

  8. Ashipper says:

    I follow him on Twitter and was pleasantly surprised when I saw these tweets. I love angry Jim Gaffigan! He’s good at putting into words things that I want to say but am too overcome with rage.

  9. SJR says:

    Well said and 100% correct.

  10. Atti says:

    Gaffigan risked a lot to speak out.. he is known to be apolitical and his humor is mostly family friendly too. He will lose part of his audience for speaking truth. So I say good job Jim! Their gross Trumpist money isnt worth it.

    • Darla says:

      Oh is that why his wife tweeted at him that there’s no need to curse? I was wondering what that was about.

      • PixiePaperdroll says:

        He jokes that his wife is a “Shiite Catholic”. I don’t get the impression that he is as religious as she is (esp after I read her book).

        I liked him a lot before but now I LOVE HIM. Also, he’s got a new special on Amazon Prime if you’ve got that.

    • shanaynay says:

      Jim Gaffigan rocks!!!!!!

      If he does lose half of his audience, I’m sure they aren’t the types of people he would even want at his shows anyway.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      He’s also quite Catholic.

    • Jerusha says:

      This is one of Gaffigan’s best responses. And that her name is Karen is the icing on the cake!

    • BigGuy says:

      Absolutely true. I’ve seen his act at Foxwoods. Apolitical and family friendly, especially to parents and younger grandparents. But the very wealthy gamblers are all in for Trump — they like seeing someone at the top who’s even more a degenerate than themselves — and Jim will lose bookings that pay him over $100,000 a night.

      Nice work if you can get it.

  11. McMom says:

    God, I needed to read this today. It makes me feel better.

  12. Just a thought says:

    Thank You Jim! I don’t know if it will help but at least it gave me a few moments of realizing there are still SOME people out there that understand reality. I love the last three points Kaiser captured-they are literally what I’ve been saying for years.

  13. Teebee says:

    Yes. 100% to everything. More people need to rant like this with his platform and audience reach. More and more. Until Trump is gone.

  14. MissMarierose says:

    I wouldn’t say Gaffigan is “broken.” To the contrary, those are the words of someone who is angry and ready to fight, giving everything he’s got for this country.

  15. STRIPE says:

    I’m glad to see him of all people do this. His clean brand of comedy is popular making religious, conservative people.

  16. KellyRyan says:

    Noel Casler’s mentioned his discussions with Gaffigan backstage. Word gets around. Good to see the continued reveal and those speaking out.

  17. Kalana says:

    The Gaffigans are an observant Catholic family and Jim is famous for not cursing in his standup. He has a conservative audience and I wonder if this will sway any of them?

    • Darla says:

      So her comment makes sense then, okay. Well that’s good tho, maybe he will reach some. Yes he certainly has put his career at risk in this case. Have to admire that.

    • lucy2 says:

      I hope he gets through to a few people, but more likely they’re going to turn on him to support Trump. I’m sure he’s aware of it, and knew what he was risking to say what’s right and true.
      He seems to be a really good guy, and I enjoy his standup. I know his wife has been through some major health issues too, but I think is recovered and doing well.

    • Lizzie says:

      He opened for the Pope in Philly. He has a pretty funny routine about that experience.
      I read an article about the top comedian’s expected income for 2020 and Gaffigan was expected to make 30 million. Of course that is off the table now but if he is in that league he is set for life already. Also he uploads content to youtube daily during the pandemic.
      I don’t find his stand up routines to be conservative.

    • Jennifer says:

      I think he said what a lot of people in Christian circles have been afraid to say for a very long time. I think it might get more people to speak up. Several of my Christian friends texted me this morning with joy and relief that a devout Catholic was speaking out against this pandering fraud.

  18. Traveler says:

    I am (as usual) late to the game because I didn’t know who he was until I recently started watching some of his stand up shows on netflix. He’s hysterical. Frankly, I didn’t know his politics until this post. As someone upthread has said…………..I am a fan for life.
    It takes great balls of courage to put yourself out there in these scary times. It’s not just criticism and jeopardizing your livelihood that one faces, these cult members are evil and capable of bodily harm. It has fallen to the comedians to be our truthsayers (Gaffigan, Colbert, Noah, Oliver, etc.). I give them an enormous amount of credit.
    Let’s hope that ultimately there is more of a tilt towards sanity in the world.

  19. Lizzie says:

    I’ve only really become a fan of Gaffigan during lockdown because he has so much on line content and it has been god send for me. What I knew about him I liked. But now I am over the moon about him and will support him forever.

  20. shanaynay says:

    I’m pretty sure they know it, but they just refuse to accept it. It’s pretty scary how they defend everything this horrible racist man says and does. It puts into question, for me at least, his supporters ethics, or their lack of ethics.

    • Jane wilson says:

      Oh my God! Me too! I only dicovered Jim during lockdown and I thought his standup was great. And his family! What a lovely bunch of kids! And his wife – terrific! And, and, and…he’s funny (to me) and smart and interesting and a loving dad and husband.
      He’s a good guy. And he’s right about EVERYTHING he said.

  21. Quincytoo says:

    I woke up and turned in my local Canadian news channel
    Drumps Vancouver hotel is permanently closing slightly due to the Pandemic But also for other reasons

  22. Valerie says:

    I’ve never been interested in him or found him funny, but this isn’t about comedy. He’s right.

    • Dee Kay says:

      Same. I find Gaffigan’s style of comedy profoundly boring. BUT this isn’t comedy, this is reality. He is saying the truth. And I give him a standing ovation for that, even if I never ever watch him tell jokes on a stage.

  23. Lady Keller says:

    I’m not religious, but Jim Gaffigan is here doing the lord’s work.

  24. Ginger says:

    Hot take in a hot pocket.

  25. What...now? says:

    This thread was epic! For him to drop the F bombs, too! One lady in the comments named, Karen (for real), told him to stick to comedy, or he’ll lose a lot of fans. You can tell he was on fire because he answered her with a: hey f**k you karen .

    I am here for it! He’s also trending on Twitter right now, one of his tweets got almost 250K likes. They all usually averaged 30-40K likes.

  26. Lindy says:

    I love his rant and every word of it is true, but no Trump supporter will even hear it or acknowledge anything true about it.

    I’m not on Twitter but I came across a tweet thread on a political science blog I sometimes read, and it talks about this concept of epistemic closure, which more or less serves as an impermeable barrier to any kind of information that might cause a Trump cultist to understand any criticism of their god, aka 45.

    It’s really worth a read because it explains how all of this is working and why it’s so maddening to even attempt to engage with Trump supporters. But he also talks about how this kind of epistemic closure Can be a very hard but brittle barrier and so if you can score a crack in it, there’s potentially hope for destroying it.

    One caveat: The author of the tweet is a libertarian jackass and fellow at the Cato institute. The policies he supports are not anything I could ever get behind, but as with the Lincoln project, in this all-out battle for the survival of our democracy,.I’m happy to go with the enemy of my enemy philosophy here and use concepts that are valuable regardless of their origin.


    • Esmom says:

      Thanks for sharing, this sounds really interesting. I gotta believe someday this Trump cultism nightmare will be a major case study for…a lot of people.

  27. smcollins says:

    I actually enjoy his stand-up and his commentaries on The Sunday Morning Show, he’s really funny, self-deprecating and insightful. I love this twitter rant and he’s not wrong. At. All.

  28. holly hobby says:

    The only good thing I can say about Nazifest is that he didn’t garner more supporters. Those who didn’t drink the Kool aid knows that what’s happening now isn’t Biden’s America, it’s his.

  29. KellyRyan says:

    I am pleased it works for those who follow and find his comments useful. I don’t. I consider him a “Faux raging self promoter.” You cannot live in LA, be part of the business and not know.

  30. Temperance says:

    Truth will out.

  31. Jessica says:

    I believe I’ll be binging his shows on Netflix to show my appreciation.