Dozens Walk Out After Amy Schumer Trashes Trump During Comedy Show
On Sunday night, about 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer’s show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, after she called Donald Trump, among other things, an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster.” It’s unclear if the audience had never heard Schumer’s comedy before or if they just didn’t like hearing their preferred candidate mocked.
The number of audience members who booed and eventually left was relatively small,according to the Tampa Bay Times. (The arena has a capacity of roughly 20,000 and was the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.)
About halfway through the show, Schumer began discussing political topics, such as the election and gun control. The Times reports:
She made it clear she doesn’t understand how people can support Trump. At one point she asked for a Trump supporter — preferably one with sleeves, she she told security personnel — to join her up on stage to explain their enthusiasm for Trump. One fellow did, but he said he was voted for Trump mainly because doesn’t trust Clinton. When some audience members booed, the actor and comedian invited them to leave and also asked security to remove anyone booing.