The comedian, who’s no stranger to targeting conservative politics in her material, recently spoke with the (Canadian!) Vancouver Sun, and she had words for those still questioning President Obama’s nation of birth.
“I feel sorry for ’em, they’re just sad,” she says. “I love that they’re hanging it on ‘Well, he’s not from this country’ when they should just face it: You’re having issues because a black man is president. That’s what it is, and you need to deal with that, to work with that.”
No, she doesn’t say the actual word, but she pretty much calls them racist.
Given recent events surrounding a celebrity mogul’s role in all of the birther business, the paper also got Sykes on record about possible presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
“He’s not happy unless he’s relevant in some way,” she says. “He wants people to be talking about him. I thought he would be happy enough to finally have a decent season of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ but, you know, he had to make a little bit more noise than that, I guess.”
Sykes brings up an interesting point. Where was Trump’s inescapable media campaign during all of those ho-hum seasons of “The Apprentice.” You think he’d be a bit more relaxed now that the series is experiencing a bit of a renaissance.