Sarah Has Dinner With a Conservative Mormon Family | I Love You, America on Hulu


– [Sarah] I’m in Fort Bridger, Wyoming to have dinner with a family
of conservative Republicans. They’re devout Mormons and they’re here at their 30,000 acre cattle ranch. Which has been in their
family for generations. We’re gonna get to the bottom
of their views on Trump. Then maybe I’ll pet
some cows, milk a teat, who knows? Oh my gosh! – [Ashby] Look at you. Come inside
– Hi, Everybody! I brought gifts. Hi, I’m Sarah. My hosts are the Michelis. There’s Matt and Ashby. Matt is a former chairman of
the Wyoming Repulican Party who’s now a partner at law. I brake for nuanced political discourse with Hollywood liberals. (family laughs) Then there’s Ashby. Ashby trains horses. She’s a tough nut to crack
but I love a challenge. Matt’s brother Frank, works at a big oil company
as a drill engineer. So in other words, he does fracking. He’s married to Michelle. The couples have three kids each who are about to see some
real Silverman classics. Here you’ll be ja… (slaps hand)
Ow! You’re too strong! Okay will you be gentle this time? Okay. Ow! You’re still too strong! Come here a second. Just the girls. I am a princess but I dress regular so people don’t treat me differently. (family chuckles) Keep it kinda between us, okay? Alright, great, brake. – [Frank] Hey what’d she say? – Can I ask questions about being Mormon? Only because I don’t really know, besides seeing the musical. – Well that’s a documentary right? – That’s a documentary written by Mormons. I know that at 19, you do your mission. – I went to Chile. Southern Chile. – (gasps) I’ve always
wanted to go to Chile. – It’s wonderful – I went to Moscow, Russia, so… – Really? Did you know anything about it? – No I mean I grew up here, right? In this a town of 150 people – How’d you not drink vodka? Isn’t that illegal? – Every place we went tried
to get us to drink vodka. – Yeah that’s like their vitamin C. – [Matt] Right, yeah. – Where did Ashby go? – To Florida ♪ Orlando ♪ (Matt laughs) – Girls do what they want. – And guys have to go? What is not being said? (family laughs) It’s like you’re trying
to communicate with me with your eyes. You’re like… (family laughs) Tell me about Wyoming and
living here and your life here. – I do horses. Training
horses, riding horses. We just had our county fair. – That’s so cool. – What I do, I’m a petroleum engineer. Which is, you’ve heard of fracking? – [Sarah] Yes. All I know of what fracking is, is you like push liquid
in incredible pressure into like subterranean rocks and then that pressure
forces the like gas and oil to come in through like fissures
and the rock or something? And then you gather it? Is that even close? – [Frank] It’s not bad. – I read on the toilet. – Yeah. – It’s actually safe and clean, but if there is a leak
it could ruin groundwater and water is how we all stay alive. – Every energy source has risks. – [Matt] Nuclear energy. – Well wind and solar doesn’t. – How many, how many birds
do you think die from those and we support wind too but… – You guys shoot birds, right? – No I mean I’m just sayin’ – Let’s not be disingenuous here. (laughs) You’re a lawyer for the environment right? – Right. – But are you a good witch or a bad witch? – I’ve been a lawyer for 16 years. I’ve never had any client
want to do anything other than what’s best for the environment and what’s best for the company. I’ve never had, I’ve never even had that conversation.
– Best for what company? – Well I mean what’s best for the country, is what I meant to say. – Oh, ahh. Freudian slip!
– No, no, no what’s best for the environ…
– That is a slip that has so much truth in it.
– No, but… – For a country that is
very much is a slave to oil – We need oil for our way of life. That’s just a fact. We need fracking. – Until we figure out other options
– Until we need, right now today we can’t stop. – [Sarah] I probably should
have challenged him more but I was so hungry. In what store do you buy a bowl that big? (family laughs) – [Michelle] That’s one good
thing about being a Mormom, is you get everything in bulk. Because of the kids
– That is true. I forgot to have children. You’ll be my child. – Okay. (Matt laughs) Can we get real? I mean like we were in the kitchen. I’m not getting realer. How are you feeling about Trump? Do you all agree about
your feelings about Trump? About the administration now? About…?
– So I’m not a big fan of the antics or personality. The tweets and that aspect. – [Michelle] We’ll all agree with that. No the only thing that like
I always get offended is, is when they ask me how I felt as a woman. Like why did I not vote
for Hillary as a woman? – I got that pressure too
– You know like…? – As someone who loved Bernie. – As an american, why
I didn’t vote for her, is different policies, you know? – Right? – Liberals don’t understand. I don’t care about Russia collusion. – You don’t care about the…
– conspiracy theories. Like I don’t care about the email server. – Right – Those aren’t important
critical issues to me. – But a foreign government has meddled in the American election. – That’s not the deciding
factor for who I vote for. It’s, it’s philosophy. – I think, liberals believe, you give money to the government and they’ll do good with it. Conservatives believe, there’s things that the
government has to do but on the whole, the government’s gonna be really
inefficient with that money they’re gonna waste it
and there are better ways, there’s better things that
that money could be doing. – Are you guys members of the NRA? – None of us are – I know that you like guns
for pleasure, or whatever, but what are your feelings on like gun regulation of any kind? – I don’t think gun restrictions help. Because there’s so many
guns in our country that like if you’re a criminal, you’re not going to say oh there’s a law that
says I can’t have a gun. – I would say like why
do we have guns of war that are available for
citizens, like AR-15s. But then, other people have said yeah we hunt with AR-15s and then I’m like do you fish with dynamite? Because that doesn’t
sound like a sport at all. (family laughs) I talk a lot about gun regulation and the damage of guns. But the truth is when I’m
watching The Walking Dead, I’m like get the guns! (Frank laughs) – There’s studies that show that when the zombie apocalypse comes, Wyoming’s the best place to be. – [Sarah] Of course it is! (family laughs) – [Frank] It’s gotta be right? – First of all they have tons
of cattle to eat, at first. The cattle aren’t going to become zombies unless it’s a whole new genre, which I just though of. And I’m copywriting it right now. – For us, guns are a recreational tool to just have fun, I guess. You know go hunting. – Cole if guns are so great, why don’t you show me how to shoot one. – Let’s go right now. – [Sarah] Alright, let’s do it. Clear my plate. (girl scoffs) – [Matt] (laughs) (country western music) – [Sarah] I’m obviously not a big gun lady but in the spirit of adventure, I let the Michelis take me
out for a shooting lesson. I really don’t get the appeal
(gun shot) but I’ll give it a shot. Whoa! I feel alive! Alright, what do you want me to get? The apple, a can…
– um… Lets go for the apple on top of the can. (gunshot) – Ooo, you got it. (gunshots) (funky music) (loud gunshot) – Oh my god that was terrifying. (sniffs) Smells like freedom. In a time where there’s not a lot of consideration for nuance, I find it really hard to
categorize the Michealis. Do I think they’re possibly ignoring some inconvenient truths?
(gunshots) Yeah I do. – Did I try to take them to task? I did. Did they take me to task? They did. Did I enjoy firing that gun? F*ck yes! I mean don’t tell anybody. – I don’t think we
changed each others minds. We both are pretty solid in our beliefs. – She’s really genuine. And she’s more than just a comedian, more than just a democrat but a person with different viewpoints
who’s super kind. – We learned a lot of things today. Different people from
different backgrounds can come together with
stimulating conversation and… – Bye. Thank you so much – [Michelis] Bye. – Make America great! Woo! (cow bellows)

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