Comedian Amy Schumer responds to backlash that followed Trump comments at Florida show
9:50 AM, Oct 19, 2016
10:38 AM, Oct 19, 2016
Amy Schumer promised a "squeaky clean" show in New York City following the backlash from her Sunday night appearance in Tampa.
After bashing Donald Trump and making fun of a Trump supporter at the Amalie Arena on Sunday night, the comedian started posting pictures with the hashtag, #TampaApologyTour ahead of Tuesday night's show at Madison Square Garden.
While on stage, Schumer took out a piece of paper and said "I've written an open letter to Tampa and I'd like to read it tonight."
It started out, "Dearest Tampa, I'm sorry you didn't want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now. How could I think it was OKAY to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views?"
The audience started laughing and Schumer continued her sarcastic letter, joking "After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility that will teach me how to make all people happy. Both the rich, entitled, white people who are gonna vote for him and the very poor people -- who've been tricked into it!"
While on the stage at Amalie Arena on Sunday night, Schumer said that Trump was an "orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting-monster." So during the New York show, she jokingly promised to never repeat it, by saying "I will never again say that he is an orange, sexual-assaulting, fake college-starting monster!"