Author and podcast host Sam Harris said the “quiet part” out loud during a recent appearance on the Triggernometry podcast, comparing former President Donald Trump to an asteroid headed for Earth and admitting that he would have excused Hunter Biden for having the “corpses of children in his basement” to keep Trump from the White House.
Video of the podcast made its way to Twitter on Wednesday, and it showed an animated Harris explaining just how big a threat he believed Trump was — and just how much he would have excused from Hunter Biden and even President Joe Biden if it meant Trump would not win re-election.
In which, Sam Harris says that it's ok to conspire against Trump getting elected, because he was the equivalent of an asteroid headed towards earth. Literally literally. Worth watching just for Francis' reaction at the end. Omg. pic.twitter.com/hVH7IPAx1t
— Alexandros Marinos (@alexandrosM) August 18, 2022
“Hunter Biden — at that point Hunter Biden literally could have had the corpses of children in his basement. I would not have cared,” Harris said. “There’s nothing — first of all, it’s Hunter Biden, it’s not Joe Biden … even, whatever scope of Joe Biden’s corruption is, like if we could just go down that rabbit hole endlessly and understand that he’s getting kickbacks from Hunter Biden’s deals in Ukraine or wherever else, right, or China. It is infinitesimal compared to the corruption we know Trump is involved in.”
Harris went on to claim that the allegations regarding Trump University alone were worse than anything that could possibly be found in Hunter Biden’s laptop — and then pivoted to address the critics whose concern was that the laptop was not investigated in a timely fashion and was essentially dismissed by media.
Noting that critics called the concerted effort to suppress the news about Hunter Biden “a leftwing conspiracy to deny the presidency to Donald Trump,” he added, “Absolutely it was. Absolutely. But I think it was warranted.”
Triggernometry host Konstantin Kisin interjected then, saying that he needed to address one of the points he felt Harris was trying to make: “You’re saying you’re content with a left-wing conspiracy to prevent somebody being democratically re-elected as president.”
Harris pushed back arguing that it wasn’t really “leftwing” because of support from people like the recently-defeated Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-WY).
“You’re content with a conspiracy to prevent somebody from being democratically elected,” Kisin rephrased.
Harris argued that it was not really a conspiracy either, comparing Trump to an asteroid hurtling toward earth and saying that a group of people discussing how to prevent its impact didn’t rise to the level of “conspiracy,” especially since it was largely being done out in the open.
“Decades from now I really hope science looks back at this time and studies this kind of mentality toward Trump. I’m pretty convinced TDS is real at this point, and I’m fascinated by it,” Red State Deputy Managing Editor Brandon Morse observed.
Decades from now I really hope science looks back at this time and studies this kind of mentality toward Trump. I'm pretty convinced TDS is real at this point, and I'm fascinated by it. https://t.co/ButukZNkkT
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 18, 2022