I do not get HBO, so I do not get to see this drama. I found this piece of the first episode, I found it quite interesting, because he has the guts to say what no one else would dare say or thought he would say. And to be perfectly honest, once you hear it, it rings so true.
'Why is America the greatestcountry in the world?'
If you are going to answer any question, especially a very loaded question to begin with, you can  hem and haw your way through it,give people the answer they want to hear or lose your mind and say what you really mean and what really needs to be said.