How did SNL star become staunch Israel supporter?

Joe Piscopo says Democratic Party's treatment of Israel has led him to become a Republican - and support Donald Trump.

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Joe Piscopo (L) with Arutz Sheva's Yoni Kempinski
Joe Piscopo (L) with Arutz Sheva's Yoni Kempinski
Yoni Kempinski

Actor and comedian Joe Piscopo earned nationwide fame with his celebrity impersonations, Saturday Night Live skits, and roles in Hollywood films like the remake of King Kong and Wise Guys.

Less well-known, however, is Piscopo’s ardent support for the State of Israel.

Now hosting his own daily radio show, Piscopo airs his views on a social and political issues – including what he sees as the trend within the Democratic Party towards abandoning Israel.

Earlier this week, Piscopo sat down with Arutz Sheva to discuss the roots of his own pro-Israel views, his frustrations with the Democratic Party, and who he supports in the upcoming presidential election.

“I’m a lifelong Democrat,” says Piscopo, “[but] I left the Democratic Party because I’m a little disillusioned politically with what’s happening, including the lack of support for Israel.”

“I’m not feeling the support from Washington [for Israel],” Piscopo later added. “Am I missing something here?”

Despite his ties with the Democratic Party, Piscopo says he plans to register as a Republican for the first time ever.

“I gotta vote for the Donald. I want to vote for Bernie as an anti-Hillary vote, but I’ll register as a Republican.”

The Interview was held as part of the Israel Day Concert in Central Park Activities. Mr.  Piscopo was one of the featured Speakers at the Annual Event.