As the possibility of an indictment of former President Donald Trump looms, comments on the situation have come from all corners, including unexpected opinions from Hollywood.
According to The Blaze, comedian Chris Rock is the latest to weigh in, predicting that Trump's arrest will only serve to make him even more popular than he already is.
Rock went as far as calling those who would have him arrested, which would be Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg and his office, "stupid" for pulling such a stunt.
The comedian made the surprising comments Sunday at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Notably, the crowd at the event honoring comedian Adam Sandler included a number of high-profile Democrats, including Biden administration members and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Rock admonished the Democrats in the audience for pursuing a Trump indictment.
"Are you stupid?" Rock asked, drawing laughter at first.
"Are you guys really going to arrest Trump?" Rock asked. "Do you know this is only going to make him more popular?
Rock added: "It's like arresting Tupac. He's just gonna sell more records."
Not surprisingly, the comedian eventually kowtowed to the Democrat-heavy audience, slamming Trump's presidency and his policies. He also took shots at President Joe Biden, especially on the topic of his age.
🚨BREAKING LEAKED AUDIO: Chris Rock “Are you guys really going to arrest Trump? Do you know this is only going to make him more popular? It’s like arresting Tupac, he’s just going to sell more records.” pic.twitter.com/g1tdpv8Emm
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"Trump was so bad as a president, he was so bad that Joe Biden had to burst off a monument. Biden was dead for 16 years," Rock said.
According to NBC News, "The possible crime Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is investigating is whether Trump falsified business records. The key witness before the grand jury has been Michael Cohen, Trump's former attorney and fixer, who made the payments to Daniels."
Only time will tell if Bragg follows through with the indictment, and when it will happen. Trump has repeatedly called on his supporters to "protest" such a development, and has long maintained his innocence in what would otherwise be a state matter that would likely not see the light of day if Trump had a different name.