Humorist and New York treasure, Fran Lebowitz, has an opinion on just about everything despite not having a cell phone, computer or ever looking at social media. W magazine asked her a few questions about various topics but her responses to politics were most surprising.
What are your thoughts on the upcoming election?
I would be very surprised if it was different from anyone else that you ever spoke to. Except the difference is this: I absolutely do not think there is a chance that Donald Trump will be the president. I’m the only person I know who thinks that, including people that I know are far more informed because they’re journalists. Everyone I know is very worried about it. I am very worried, but not about that, and no one would accuse me of being a cockeyed optimist. And I know there are a lot of morons in this country, I just don’t think there are enough.
I’m surprised. Is it because you’ve been around New York for so long?
Well, there can be no people more stunned at his candidacy than people who live in New York. First of all, I didn’t even know about his television show, so I didn’t know that he was so famous. I had no idea. I mean, even real estate developers didn’t take him seriously. It is stunning. I’m sure everyone thinks it’s stunning that he’s a Republican candidate. I mean, the Republicans deserve him as their candidate. He is their fault. He is, really, if you think back on him — which is the only way you can think about Donald Trump — inevitable. This so-called party, this Republican party, they deserve him. And his supporters deserve him. But no one else does.
Are you going to vote?
Of course. I am the world’s greatest voter. I vote in every single election. I vote in every little primary, in elections where I’m the only person there. Yes, I vote, because I was brought up that way. And I have tremendous contempt for people who don’t vote. If people don’t vote, and they have political opinions, they cannot express them to me.
Check out the full interview here.
(via W magazine)