How Bill Clinton helped inspire Hasan Minhaj's Patriot Act
Minhaj recalls covering the Democratic National Convention for The Daily Show in 2016 when Clinton took the stage and urged Muslims in the audience to "help" find terrorists. "I remember standing there and being like, ‘Bill, I hate to tell you this … I don’t know any terrorists.’ I’m not Terrorist the Bounty Hunter,” Minhaj says. “He thought our only value was to help find terrorists, right?” Minhaj adds that while he considered writing an “angry internet post” about it, ultimately he went another route: “I was like, ‘Look, I’m not gonna get my humanity from Bill fucking Clinton. He’s just not gonna get it … He will never understand where I’m coming from, my POV, the things my community has had to go through. We have to claim that shit on our terms.’ So I just started working on the show.” ALSO: Minhaj explains why he uses his hands so much on stage.
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