Amy Schumer was met with both boos and cheers during her stand-up show in Tampa, Florida, after she laid into Donald Trump for several minutes, an insider tells ET.
The 35-year-old comedian referred to the presidential hopeful as an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake-college-starting monster,” which audibly displeased some of the audience members. “Of course, we’re in Florida, you’re going to boo,” Schumer said. “I know you’re here to laugh, but you choose how you’re going to live your life, and it’s just too important.”
She also invited a man, who she said “doesn’t seem like a psychopath,” to come onstage and explain why he was voting for Trump. When the audience member explained that he felt the country was in better hands with Trump and that he “can’t trust Hillary,” some audience members started to cheer. “We’re not talking about why you don’t like Hillary, we’re talking about why you like Trump,” Schumer responded. After speaking with him for a bit, she kindly thanked the man for joining her onstage.
An insider at the show tells ET that Schumer’s comments on Trump led to some of the audience members walking out mid-show. “It got a little awkward when she got political and someone shouted, ‘We came to laugh,'” the insider says. “People definitely left. It went on longer than it should have, especially since she was only out there for little over an hour.”
Schumer also addressed recent sexual assault allegations against Trump, which she said were “really triggering” for her. Another insider at the stand-up show tells ET that Schumer — who revealed in her book, The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo, that she was a victim of sexual assault — then asked those in the audience who were survivors of sexual assault to stand up and dozens rose from their seats.
Despite a few boos, Schumer tells ET that she enjoyed her time in Tampa. “I loved the crowd and my show in Tampa last night!” she says in a statement. “I want to thank the 8,400 people who stayed. We had a great time! We have always depended on comedians to make us laugh and tell the truth. I am proud to continue that tradition.”
Prior to the show, the “Inside Amy Schumer” star also registered people to vote while wearing a T-shirt in support of Clinton. “With my brother registering voters in Florida,” she Instagrammed. “Registration was extended to the 18th.”
Also this weekend, Jamie Lee Curtis revealed what she thinks of Trump, telling ET that he is going to “shock us all into an understanding that people are who they say they are.” Here’s more of our interview with the “Scream Queens” star, who also responds to Trump’s 2004 comments about her “Freaky Friday” co-star, Lindsay Lohan.
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