"I kept it 1,000": Larry Wilmore keeps it real with Chris Hayes about his Washington speech, the media and Obama's legacy

Only thing missing -- any mention of his "Missing a Significant Number of Black Correspondents" MSNBC burn

By Sophia Tesfaye
May 19, 2016 7:12PM (UTC)
main article image

Larry Wilmore and Chris Hayes had a delightful and insightful conversation on the Wednesday edition of MSNBC's "All In," including hilarious bits about the Comedy Central host's controversial White House Correspondents' Dinner address, the humor on "The Nightly Show," and President Barack Obama's legacy.

The thesis of Wilmore's "Nightly Show," the host told Hayes, "is keeping it 100, which means we are going to keep it one hundred percent real."


"I kept it 1,000," Wilmore demurred.

"You kept it 10,000!" Hayes assured him, referring to his blistering jokes at last month's White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Asked about America's impending transition away from the first black president, Wilmore joked, "I don't know if America is ready for a white president."


"'Do we really want these black people moving out of the neighborhood?' is the question Americans should be asking itself," he told Hayes.

Turning a little bit more serious, Wilmore confidently argued that "the Obama administration is going to be looked at completely differently" in the future. "There isn't much revisionism as far as presidents go," Wilmore acknowledged, "but, I think Obama is going to go way up ... because a lot of this crap surrounding him will be gone."

Watch the interview, including Wilmore's thoughts on Trump, via MSNBC:

Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's Deputy Politics Editor and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

MORE FROM Sophia TesfayeFOLLOW @SophiaTesfaye

Related Topics ------------------------------------------