Add comedian Aziz Ansari to the long list of people who don’t like Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. The former Parcs & Rec and current Master of None star appeared surprised last night to hear that Trump was attending the Time 100 Gala in New York City – or at least he acted surprised. Ansari’s short response to the news was hilarious, showing that he’s not too fond of a guy who might have it out for Ansari’s parents.
“He’s coming?” asked a surprised Ansari upon hearing that Trump was going to be a the gala honoring leaders in science, tech, the arts, and entertainment.
“Oh yeah, he asked for me to be seated in a different area,” he then told People. “I’ll go ask him if he’s going to put my parents under surveillance since they’re Muslim.”
That’s certainly a funny response, and probably what you’d expect from Ansari. Truth be told, Trump brought this upon himself, given the many anti-Muslim speeches he’s given on the campaign trail. Ansari appears to join the ranks of people ready to criticize the Republican candidate, even if his weapon of choice is humor.
That said, we can’t help but wonder what a Trump’s Correspondents’ Dinner with Ansari hosting would look like – as if that would ever happen.
Ansari’s Trump remarks from the Time 100 Gala can be seen in the clip embedded below.