“Every day Present” visitor host Sarah Silverman made brief work of what’s turn into the Republican Get together’s signature difficulty lately: wokeness.
Proper-wing figures have blamed the army’s recruitment issues on wokeness, however Silverman noticed a brand new ballot of teenagers and younger adults that finds the highest purpose they’re not enlisting is that they don’t wish to die.
“Solely Republicans would have the freakin’ lips accountable the shortage of military recruitment on wokeness when the primary purpose [is] that individuals actually like not dying,” she mentioned. “These Gen Z children are like, why would I am going get shot within the Center East once I can get shot within the consolation of my center faculty?”
Comedian/actor Silverman sarcastically added: “I’m kidding. That doesn’t occur in America.”
She additionally revealed why it’s a non-issue within the army in her Tuesday evening monologue:
Republicans have insulted the U.S. army over the problem. Final month, Donald Trump claimed that “now we have a woke army that may’t battle or win,” whereas final yr Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) whined that the army is “extra taken with pronouns than successful wars.”
But within the new ballot, simply 5% named “wokeness” as a purpose for not enlisting. The a lot larger causes embody worry of harm or dying, post-traumatic stress dysfunction, leaving family and friends, and placing life on maintain.