The Black Presidency

  • Aired:  05/16/13
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Larry Wilmore considers whether or not American democracy can survive with the same ethnicity dominating the White House over and over again for years on end. (3:58)

STUPID-- COMEDIAN.

FOR MORE ON THE BATCH OF

2016 CANDIDATES WE'RE JOINED

BY LARRY WILMORE, THANK YOU

SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.

LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT WE

HAVE BEEN SEE ON THE AIR.

HAS THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY

OPENED THE DOOR TO THE OVAL

OFFICE TO OTHER TYPES WE

HAVEN'T SEEN AS PRESIDENT

BEFORE?

WOMEN, OTHER MINORITIES?

>> JON, SURE, EVENTUALLY.

BUT YOU KNOW, LET'S SLOW

DOWN A SECOND, EVERYBODY.

LATINOS, WOMEN, GAYS, WE'RE

NOT QUITE DONE WITH IT YET.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

YOU MEAN BLACK PEOPLE

BECAUSE THE TERM ENDS AFTER

2016 AND --

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

BUT THE FIRST BLACK GUY'S

TURN.

LET'S NOT BE HASTY, JON.

LOOK, WHEN JACKIE ROBINSON

BROKE THE COLOURED BARRIER

IN BUSINESS BALL BLACK

PEOPLE DIDN'T JUST GET ONE

AT-BAT AND WE'RE DONE.

JACKIE PAVED THE WAY FOR

BILLIE-- WILLIE AND HANK AND

SKINNY, JELLY ROLL,

GENTLEMAN DAVE, PLUNK,

CHINO.

>> Jon: REALLY, PLUNK.

>> ACTUAL PLAYER, LOOK HIM

UP, BLACKIPEDIA.

>> Jon: BLACKIPEDIA?

IS THERE A BLACKIPEDIA?

>> THERE IS.

>> Jon: OR THERE WILL BE

NOW.

SO WAIT, SO YOU'RE SAY

NOTHING LATINO PRESIDENT OR

A WOMAN PRESIDENT.

>> NO, NO.

A BLACK LATINO WOULD BE

FINE.

>> Jon: I IMAGINE ALSO A

BLACK WOMAN.

>> YEAH BUT A STRONG BLACK

WOMAN WITH A STRONG BLACK

WOMAN NAME, YOU KNOW, LIKE

KOCHBD LEEZA ON QUVENZHANE,

SOMETHING THAT SAYS YEAH I'M

THE PRESIDENT BUT I COULD

ALSO BE A PERFUME.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: SO ANY ETHNICITY.

>> AS LONG AS THEY'RE BLACK.

>> Jon: FOR HOW LONG?

LARRY, HOW LONG DOES THE RUN

OF BLACK PRESIDENTS HAVE TO

GO?

I MEAN DO YOU THINK A

DEMOCRACY CAN SURVIVE WITH

THE SAME RACE DOMINATING THE

WHITE HOUSE FOR YEARS ON END

OVER AND OVER AGAIN?

I MEAN IS THAT-- THE-- NOW

THAT I HEAR THAT OUTLOUD I

REALIZE --

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Jon: I SUPPOSE WHITE GUYS

DID HAVE A PRETTY GOOD RUN.

>> GOOD RUN?

JON, YOU HAD 43 OUT OF 44.

>> Jon: WELL, 43 AND A HALF,

REALLY, I MEAN IF YOU ARE'S

ARE'S-- [BLEEP].

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

NICE, JON.

>> Jon: THAT'S WHAT I'M

SAYING.

>> EVEN BETTER.

JON, YOU GUYS ROCKED IT,

MANMENT AND NOW IT'S OUR

TURN.

LOOK, WE WANT TO RUN WITH

THE SAME DIVERSITY OF BLACK

PRESIDENTS THAT YOU HAD WITH

WHITE PRESIDENTS.

>> Jon: THAT ALMOST MADE

SENSE.

>> JON, OBAMA BLACK, COOL,

INTLRL, WOODROW WILL

INTERNATIONAL BLACK

PRESIDENT.

WE STILL NEED A WAR HERO

BLACK PRESIDENT, AN EX-MOVIE

STAR BLACK PRESIDENT, A

PEANUT FARMER BLACK

PRESIDENT.

>> Jon: CAN I TELL YOU

SOMETHING, CARTER LOOKED

ACTUALLY KIND OF NICE WITH

THE CORN ROWS.

>> JON, THOSE ARE PEANUT

ROWS RZ ARE THEY PEANUT

ROWS.

>> THEY ARE.

>> Stephen: HOW ABOUT A

BLACK SLAFT PRESIDENT.

>> LIKE TAFT, WE HAVE TO

HAVE A BLACK TAFT, A BLAFT.

>> Jon: YEAH!

>> THAT BLAFT WAS A BAD

MOTHA.

>> Jon: SHUT YO MOUTH.

>> I'M TALKING ABOUT BLAFT.

>> Jon: I CAN DIG IT.

>> BLAFT LAM-- .

>> Jon: THE BOTTOM LINE.

>> THAT'S MY LINE, JON.

>> Jon: YEAH, YOU'RE RIGHT.

>> THAT'S OKAY.

(LAUGHTER)

>> Jon: I'M SORRY.

>> THAT'S ALL RIGHT, THAT'S

OKAY, JON.

WE'RE HAVING FUN.

LET'S GO WITH IT.

>> Jon: I WAS THROWN BACK

INTO RICHARD ROUNDTREE MODE.

>> THREATS LET'S DO BLAFT

AGAIN.

>> BLAFT!

>> IT'S STILL OUR TURN, THE

PRESIDENCY IS LIKE THE RING.

IT'S THE PRECIOUS.

EXCUSE ME, SORRY, IT'S THE

PRECIOUS, BASED ON THE NOVEL

PUSH BY SAPPHIRE, WE'RE NOT

READY TO GIVE UP THAT KIND

OF POWER.

YOU KNOW, COME JUNE 10th

WHEN JOHN OLIVER IS SITTING

IN THAT CHAIR WILL KNOW WHAT

I AM TALKING ABOUT.

>> Jon: COME ON, HE'S JUST

HERE UNTIL I GET BACK, JUST

A FEW WEEKS IN THE

SUMMERTIME.

(LAUGHTER)

>> INTERNET'S RIGHT.

YOU ARE FUNNY, JON.

>> Jon: THANK YOU, LARRY,

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK IS THAT

TRUE?

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