Comedian Larry the Cable Guy took a break from comedy to talk presidential politics and Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
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But first he responded to the controversy over San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand for the national anthem before the team’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
“He’s third string, he doesn’t play that much anyway, you’d think wanting to stand for the national anthem he’s getting some exercise, get him up in the air every now and then, you know what I mean,” Larry the Cable Guy told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney.
Larry the Cable Guy shifted gears to politics, weighing in on Hillary Clinton’s scandal and her handling of the controversy.
“There’s people in jail that have done worse than she [Hillary Clinton] has done. She is a criminal, that’s a fact. I mean, there’s people going to jail for doing what she did. You know, I think, look, when you have somebody running for president that has committed the crimes that she’s committed, by not concealing her e-mails, putting them on servers that people can get into.”
Then Larry the Cable Guy criticized Clinton’s seemingly dishonest handling of the scandal.
“And then flat out looking at the American people and lying to them. I mean, when she said, ‘well, they’ve released everything I’ve got, I mean let them go ahead and look at them, released everything.’ Oh, hey guess what, here we are seven months later, they just found 15,000 more that you didn’t release. And she acts like that’s no big deal. I’m a pretty even-keeled dude, just be honest, just be honest. So we really want to elect somebody that has already looked you in the straight in the eye and flat out lied to you? Really?”
But Larry the Cable Guy did not appear to be behind Donald Trump’s campaign either.
“And I’m not saying that the other guy is [Donald Trump] any better. But I’m just saying I don’t want somebody like that leading the country.”