TIME Election 2016

Louis C. K.: ‘If You Vote for Trump You’re a Sucker’

"Hillary Clinton can take abuse."

Louis C.K. doesn’t think Hillary Clinton is the lesser of two evils. He believes she’s the strongest candidate for the job.

During an interview on Tuesday night’s Conan, the 49-year-old comedian voiced his views on the election to O’Brien.

“I think she’s great. I think she’s really talented, and I think she’s super smart, and I’d take her over anybody that would do it,” he told the host. “To me, it’s really exciting to have the first mother in the White House … it’s not about the first woman, it’s about the first mom.”

Louis, who is known for his material on inept parenting, went on to explain why he feels mothers are better caretakers than fathers. He then launched into a monologue about why a U.S. President has to be able to endure critics.

“Every time [Trump is] criticized, everything stops and he makes everybody pay. That’s not how it works. We need somebody who can take abuse. Hillary Clinton can take abuse.”

He continued:

“She’s been taking it and taking it. This is what’s been going on. We’ve been hazing her. We’ve been holding her down and spitting in her mouth, and yelling at her, and she just gets up and keeps working, so I’m totally for her.”

After touching on the investigation of Clinton’s e-mails and the question of whether she’s likable, he divided voters into three categories.

“If you vote for Hillary, you’re a grown-up, if you vote for Trump, you’re a sucker, if you don’t vote for anybody, you’re an a–hole.”

He’s far from the first comedian or public figure to criticize Trump, and has previously compared him to Hitler.

Watch the full clip above.

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