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SARAH SILVERMAN TALKS ABOUT LOUIS C.K. MASTURBATING IN FRONT OF HER, SYMPATHIZING WITH DONALD TRUMP

Sarah Silverman is doing the rounds to promote her late night talk show on Hulu, I Love You, America. On Monday, she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the Howard Stern Show to discuss the show and her approach to forgiveness and politics.

ON TRUMP

Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres about her overall vision for her show, she says she looked to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for inspo. She says: "Facts, poll numbers ― none of those things change our minds. What changes our minds are feelings. We have things in common, all of us. We have to get back to remembering that. As soon as we see people as not people, we can do terrible things to them. I see that happening a lot."

Now in its second season, the show features a "Questions for Trump" segment. She says she actually has a lot of sympathy for him, despite their divergent political views: "If we look at our president ... I would say something critical to him happened around the age of 8. If I didn’t feel he was really hurting people, and literally, my heart breaks for him and his pathology. He’s very stunted. He’s in a sandbox mentality, and it’s a little heartbreaking."

ON LOUIS C.K.

When Silverman appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show, he asked her about her pal C.K., who has started making appearances again several months after admitting to masturbating in front of women without their permission.

Silverman ended up saying that C.K. had actually masturbated in front of her too, but that she OK’d it. She says: "I know I’m going to regret saying this. I’ve known Louis forever, I’m not making excuses for him, so please don’t take this that way. We are peers. We are equals. When we were kids, and he asked if he could masturbate in front of me, sometimes I’d go, ‘F*** yeah I want to see that!’… It’s not analogous to the other women that are talking about what he did to them. He could offer me nothing. We were only just friends. Sometimes, yeah, I wanted to see it, it was amazing. Sometimes I would say, ‘F***ing no, gross,’ and we got pizza."

She says they’d also strip in his apartment building, throw their clothes out the window, and then head outside naked to get them.

Still, Silverman isn’t pushing for everyone to forgive C.K. She says: "I’m not saying everyone should embrace Louis again. I believe he has remorse. I just want him to talk about it on stage. He’s going to have to find his way or not find his way."