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Larry King NowFeb 27 '17

Comedian Jon Lovitz details his ever-evolving political views, and weighs in on Donald Trump and the current state of the Republican Party.

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Larry King: You’re a political conservative, right?

Jon Lovitz: I don’t know, I try to look at all sides of everything, and I mean I’ve been like a Democrat my whole life, but I listen to everybody. And to me, I wouldn’t say I’m a Democrat now because to me it’s so far the other way, I don’t know what that is.

Larry King: You vote for Trump?
Jon Lovitz: Well I don’t say who I voted for, you know, because one it’s private, and two, if you say who you voted for or not, people get all upset-

Larry King: What do you make-

Jon Lovitz: But I don’t know, I know that twice in my life, the guy I voted for won. Only twice. And so-

Larry King: (chuckles)

Jon Lovitz: You know, all the other times, well what are you gonna do, you know. But I try to look all things, I mean—look I’m friends with the—you know I’m at the Kennedys, and I know Bobby Kennedy, Jr., I’m friends with him, and I said, “Bobby you don’t understand what’s happening. If you say to people what your uncle said, which was President Kennedy, you know, ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,’ and they’ll say ‘don’t give me that [bleep].’” They say that! He goes, “No they don’t,” I go, “Yes they do.” So I’m like, say, a Kennedy Democrat, whatever that means, like go out, you’re in America, you have an opportunity to work your butt off and make something of yourself. Well now, the Republicans say that, and I go—and I don’t agree with, hardly anything with them socially at all, but that part I agree with, you know, so I don’t know what I am.

But that’s what my act’s about, because I think you reach a certain age, like now I’ll be 60 soon, and I think every 30 years everything changes. To the point where you’re like, “I’m out of it, I don’t understand,” you know, like my dad was born in 1923, grew up in the Depression, was in World War II, medical school in the army, had to go to Korean War, was in the Navy, was a doctor in his ship, and then the ’60s happened, and there’s hippies, and my sisters got into that, and he was like, “What is this?”

Larry King: (chuckles)

Jon Lovitz: And he like, lost his mind over it. And now, to me there’s a lot of stuff happening that I don’t understand, you know.

Larry King: The world is bewildering.

Jon Lovitz: But it changes, and I think it’s good, but I think it goes all the way over and it comes back.

Larry King: It goes back around.

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