Comedian Sarah Silverman said after President Trump won the 2016 election, she was overcome with “survival-based fear” that made her want to purchase guns, weapons, and canned goods.
“In an instant, I basically became a liberal doomsday prepper,” she said in her fifth episode of her show “I Love You, America.” “And for the first time, I felt an actual kinship to the far-Right militia person who thought Obama would end the world.”
“It’s that feeling of fear that makes us the same,” she added.
The episode was obtained by the Daily Beast and will stream on Hulu starting Thursday night.
Silverman added in her monologue that facts cannot change people, but feelings can.
“When we hear facts that counter our beliefs, we tend to just dig in deeper,” she said.
“If you told a climate change denier that humans contribute to global warming, they would say, 'That’s a lie, that’s a hoax.' Just like if someone tells me that Obama was born in Kenya, I’d be like, 'That’s simply not true.'”
“Now granted, one of those facts comes from 97 percent of the world’s top scientists and the other was, like, written on the bathroom wall at the Golden Corral,” she added.
Despite Silverman’s comments in the upcoming episode, Silverman used the premiere of her show last month to reach out to Trump voters, highlighting a family of Trump supporters in rural Louisiana.
“My hope is to connect with unlikeminded people and expose to them, and to us, that we’re the same,” she told the Daily Beast in May.
Silverman supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Democratic primaries. Once Hillary Clinton had secured the nomination, she backed Clinton.