Chelsea Handler: I’m No Longer A Democrat, ‘It’s Too Divisive,’ After Leading Anti-Trump March

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Chelsea Handler said she’s no longer a Democrat because “it’s too divisive,” after she lead a march against President Donald Trump the day after his inauguration.

During an interview with Variety magazine published on Sunday, the 41-year-old talk show host talked about wanting to “reach across party lines” and then said she doesn’t “respect either” the president or the first lady, Melania Trump. (RELATED: Chelsea Handler Breaks Down In Tears While Discussing Hillary Clinton’s Loss)

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“Divisiveness is not the answer, and I think to get that message, we have to reach across party lines,” Handler said. “Forget your party. I’m registering as an independent. I’m not going to be a Democrat anymore because it’s too divisive. This isn’t working, this two-party system.”

“And for us to come to this,” she added. “And if we get this response that’s come out of him being in office is the right one. And that’s what…I’m going to hang my hat on that.”

When pressed on if she would ever have Trump or the first lady on her show Handler responded, “I don’t respect either one of those people.”

Handler helped lead the anti-Trump Women’s March in Park City, Utah in connection with other marches across the country on Saturday the day after Trump was sworn-in as the 45th president. When asked what the next step was, the comedian didn’t have an exact answer.

“We have to galvanize young people to get involved in politics,” Handler responded. “There’s a huge part of the population that didn’t participate this time. That’s not acceptable.”

Katie Jerkovich

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