On Tuesday night, Wanda Sykes appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and spoke on whether she would ever visit the White House while Donald Trump was in office.
Sykes and Colbert got on the topic of her potential oval office visit while discussing the Super Bowl, and the Philadelphia Eagles players who have reportedly said they would not be going to the White House.
“If you were one of those players, would you go down to the White House?” Colbert asked Sykes.
Sykes said she would, but there were some stipulations: “I would go and I would show up with moving boxes and a U-Haul. It’d be like, ‘Let’s go! Time to go!’”
When Colbert asked her to try to come up with “anything positive” to say about the president, Wanda Sykes thought about it for a while before she came up with something.
“You know, that Melania, she doesn’t seem to bad,” she said at last. “She doesn’t seem too bad.”
But then Sykes went in on the president again, bringing up that the president and first lady “never walk together.”
“It says that’s the guy who tries to get ahead of his wife,” Wanda Sykes explained. “I have friends like that, man. When I see- they pull up, and he gets ahead of his wife… he says, ‘Hey… uh… I was with you… uh… last night, okay? Uh… If it comes up… I was with you watching the game, alright?’”
Donald and Melania Trump‘s relationship has been cause of much speculation. Since the beginning of the Trump administration, when she didn’t move into the White House right away, there have been rumors that the couple aren’t that close. Video footage of the first lady slapping Trump’s hand away and the reports of an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels certainly haven’t helped matters.
Eagles players aren’t going to the White House
Several Philadelphia Eagles have already announced that they will not take the customary trip to the White House following their Super Bowl victory.
On Monday, safety Malcolm Jenkins told CNN, “I personally do not anticipate attending.”
Defensive end Chris Long, who boycotted last year’s White House visit with his then team the New England Patriots, said he plans to sit out this year as well.
“No, I’m not going to the White House. Are you kidding me?” he said during an interview on Pardon My Take Podcast when asked whether he would go this time.
LeGarrette Blount, also a former Patriot, skipped the event last year also. “I just don’t feel welcome into that house. I’m just gonna leave it at that,” he said at the time.
And wide receiver Torrey Smith, who along with Jenkins raised his fist during the national anthem, blasted Trump for his continuing war on NFL players who exercise their right to protest.
Sykes booed for blasting Trump
In addition to going for laughs with Colbert, Wanda Sykes hasn’t afraid to take on President Trump in her comedy act.
Sykes performed at a Boston comedy club last November and had strong words for her audience when they booed her for expressing anti-Trump sentiments in her jokes.
When the audience booed her, Sykes just replied, “F*** you, motherf***er, f*** all of y’all.”
She then started to point around the crowd, saying, “F*** you, you, you.”
Over the booing, Sykes then insisted that “the evidence was there.”
“How can you say he’s not racist?” she asked. “’Grab them by the pussy’? How can you say he’s not sexist? How can you say he’s not homophobic?”
Despite the booing that started five minutes into the act, Sykes finished her performance and then flipped off the crowd as she left.
Sykes was not the only performer at the 22nd annual Comics Come Home fundraiser, on behalf of The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care, to speak against Trump, but according to the Boston Herald, “It seemed the crowd reacted far more harshly to Sykes’ take on Trump.”
No word yet if any of the other Philadelphia Eagles players plan to take Wanda Sykes’ advice from her Colbert appearance and show up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a u-haul truck.