James Cordon schools apathetic Trump with 297 copies of 'Philadelphia'

"To at least help find a way that he might even bring himself to care about this, today, we've sent 297 copies of the movie Philadelphia to Trump's Florida hotel, Mar-a-Lago".

They cited his attempt to take away access to healthcare from those living with HIV/AIDS with his goal of repealing Obamacare, as well as his refusal to meet with advocates during the campaign, his failure to appoint someone to head the White House Office of National AIDS Policy.

Corden kicked off Tuesday's Late Late Show with the announcement, but began by scolding media for spending so much time talking about Russian interference in the country's presidential election and possible Trump campaign members' collusion in that effort, as well as other Trump-related matters.

Acknowledging that it's easy for this story to get lost amid the Russian Federation 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.

James Corden announced he's sent almost 300 copies of Philadelphia to President Trump in hopes it will educate him about HIV/AIDS. Because, according to them, Donald Trump "simply doesn't care about HIV and AIDS". "Don't say we don't care!"

He said he hopes the president realizes that Hanks deserved the Oscar for his performance, but also that HIV/AIDS is something he "can never afford to ignore".

"Maybe Donald Trump doesn't care because he's never seen 'Philadelphia, '" Corden joked. "In fact I'm nearly certain that's what it is".

Corden said on his show that he first started to care about the AIDS/HIV epidemic when he saw the 1993 film "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.

When attempts to send the film to Trump at the White House failed, Corden's crew instead shipped the copies off to Mar-a-Lago, the resort Trump has called the "Winter White House." "[It's a crisis] that you or any President of the United States can not afford to ignore".

  • Salvatore Jensen