The Aftermath III: Worried About Trump? This Black Comedian Isn't

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Because sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.

Part 3 of The Aftermath with Christina Greer, a provocative OZY original series featuring candid conversations between Black thought leaders who are coming to terms with what a Trump presidency could mean for the communities they represent.

On November 9, President Obama promised those reeling from Donald J. Trump’s election stunner that “the sun will still rise in the morning.” Ten weeks later, on the eve of Trump’s inauguration, the sun continues to rise — and OZY is pleased to bring forth stories, conversations and viewpoints from across the political spectrum.

Next week, we’ll kick off a yearlong series that will bring you political reporting from every state in the nation. We will continue to bring you conservative and liberal thought leaders, like Paul Ryan, Karl Rove and Al Franken. And this week, we are pleased to bring you this seven-part, video op-ed series featuring political scientist Christina Greer. The focus? How African Americans are dealing with the aftermath of the 2016 election.

In this third episode, Greer sits down with comedian Mike Yard — who is downright excited about and looking forward to a Trump presidency. Why? Because Trump is just plain funnier than Hillary Clinton. The former Bernie Sanders supporter says he had a lot of problems with Clinton and her campaign, but voted for her as a vote against Trump. With the election over and the Donald just days away from the inauguration stand, Yard says he is staying close to his TV so he can watch the shenanigans, and close to his phone so he can be ready to accept the comedy club bookings that are sure to follow. With tensions running this high, everyone’s going to need a good laugh.


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