Jerry Lewis did not mince words when asked about the Syrian refugee crisis in a recent interview.
“Refugees should stay where the hell they are,” the 89-year-old comedian said in a Dec. 10 interview with Catholic journalist Raymond Arroyo.
“Hey, nobody has worked harder for the human condition than I have, but they’re not part of the human condition,” Lewis continued. “If 11 guys in that group of 10,000 are ISIS — how can I take the chance? I don’t want to lose another Frenchman or another Englishman.”
He called on NATO to take action to stop ISIS, rather than simply reporting what they’re doing. “It’s ridiculous,” he said.
In the interview, the comedian also criticized President Barack Obama for his “uncertainty” in handling the situation, saying uncertainty isn’t a quality found in a leader.
Lewis also weighed in on Donald Trump: “I think he’s great. He’s a showman and we’ve never had a showman in the president’s chair.”
Watch the video above.