Veteran comedian and actor Chris Rock’s new Netflix stand-up special, Tamborine, debuted on Wednesday and sees the Hollywood director paint police officers as trigger-happy racist killers, claim Donald Trump’s presidency will end with the return of Jesus Christ, and why there will never be gun control in America.
“You would think that cops would occasionally shoot a white kid just to make it look good,” a black t-shirt and jeans-clad Rock belted at a packed audience in the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
“That’s how Trump became president,” Rock declares.
It took Rock a third of his 64-minute show to drill down on President Trump, attempting, next, to offer some solace to his adoring crowd.
In a back-handedly complimentary way, Rock attempts to rationalize why Trump’s election could eventually “work out” and lead to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.