Corden Attempts to Educate Trump on HIV/AIDS Using Philadelphia — WATCH

The typically apolitical James Corden took time out of his show on Tuesday to address President Donald Trump and his administration’s seeming disregard for the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The Late Late Show host spoke with a heavy heart, as he addressed the news that six of the 18 members on Trump’s HIV/AIDS council had resigned because the president “simply does not care” about the epidemic. Citing further proof, Corden pointed out that the website for the Office of National AIDS Policy was taken down on the day that POTUS took office. What’s more, “he has proposed changes to health care, which if they were to happen, would devastate all marginalized Americans who are living with HIV and AIDS.”

Acknowledging that it’s easy for this story to get lost amid the Russia investigation, Corden stressed that “it is important to remember that [Trump] is still the president of the United States, and it’s still his job to take action on issues” such as this one. And with that, Corden and his staff took it upon themselves to educate the president, purchasing every copy of the Tom Hanks/Denzel Washington film Philadelphia that they could find online and mailing them to a location where Trump has been known to spend a weekend or two since taking office.

Press PLAY on the video above to watch Corden’s desperate plea to POTUS, then sound off below.

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16 Comments
  1. Corky says:

    Perhaps Corden should go home and “fix” the UK. I’m sure they’d welcome his life changing advice.

    • peterwdawson says:

      Right, how dare he remind people there’s still a plague going around!

    • RenegadeTimeLord says:

      And they say Trump supporters aren’t a bunch of xenophobic, isolationist, nutball idiots. What do they know, huh? Way to prove the wrong again.

    • Mary says:

      Well Trump is trying to emulate Reagan, I guess he succeeded, both have shown their ignorance in regards to the disease. Besides #45 can’t make money off of this so it didn’t stand a chance. Nice to see that there are still human beings with compassion and intelligence to stand up for what is right.

    • James says:

      So the US can always say something about other countries (like Mexico, for example) but God forbid other countries speak about the US.

    • mrmcgee says:

      Perhaps everyone should be reminded what “pandemic” means. This is a worldwide crisis.

    • Winter says:

      The response to every criticism cannot simply be “if you don’t like it leave” we should be allowed to have some form of civilized discussion. Our country was founded on those principles and we can’t pretend like it shouldn’t be allowed just because you don’t want to hear it.

  2. DryHeat says:

    The “typically apolitical” James Corden talks about Trump every night…as he should.

  3. grazelled says:

    Maybe Forrest Gump might have been a better choice for the movie.

  4. 711 says:

    No political agenda here. Just another brit who thinks he knows more than us dumb Americans.

    • RenegadeTimeLord says:

      See, this is where people like your good self always get it wrong. It’s not about being British or American. I’m British and I adore America and greatly respect the majority of Americans. I plan on having a home over there one day. Assuming the country survives the next few years, obviously. I’d like to think that most of us Brits share my point of view.

      It’s not you being American that makes people talk down to you. It’s the fact that you apparently support Trump. That’s why people will mostly assume you’re dumb. Hope that clarifies things a bit.

    • Ron says:

      You’re right. Attempting to educate people on, bring light to, and talk to people about the HIV/AIDS pandemic is such a terrible thing for him to do. I can’t believe that stupid Brit has the audacity to do whatever he can to inform people about a serious disease that is being ignored by those in power. I shocked that Corden doesn’t understand that us Americans want to stay in Reagan’s 80s where we didn’t care enough about the afflicted to even talk about it and ignored it while people were dying. We’re not supposed to be progressing on issues, and the quicker Corden figures that out, the better it will be for everyone.

  5. Angela says:

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again-Trump supporters should be utterly ashamed of themselves. This president’s behavior is beyond embarrassing.

    • MMD says:

      Totally agree and he is not even my president. This is a world problem and as someone who watched a loved one die from one of the opportunistic illnesses caused by HIV/AIDS, kudos to Corden for trying to shine a light on this. To most it is no longer an automatic death sentence but now a chronic illness, or at least I thought in the West. The stats that Corden quoted were something that I would associate with a very poor country so I was stunned.
      Totally shameful and completely preventable but I guess it doesn’t promote Drumpf or his businesses. so it’s not important. Sad,

  6. Joe says:

    Mar-a-Lago is closed for the summer. Trump is spending his weekends at his New Jersey club or slumming it at Camp David. James Corden’s heart is in the right place, as usual, but this particular action was a misfire.