Trevor Noah: Daily Show vs. Trump Is Like Charlie Chaplin vs. Hitler

The left in Hollywood enjoy extremist rhetoric because it makes them heroes in their own eyes.

In an interview with GoldDerby, Trevor Noah, host of the Daily Show, set up his usual Trump-is-a-dictator rhetoric to make himself and his show look like heroes of the day. While he told editor Daniel Montgomery about the difficulties of producing comedy under the current administration, he came up with an unusual comparison for himself and Trump – involving Hitler.

He said, “I feel we add a level of positivity in the world...you create, in many ways, the Charlie Chaplin effect that he created during the war, when World War II was happening, soldiers were watching his videos about Hitler…”

So not only is President Trump Hitler in this scenario, but also Trevor Noah automatically becomes, in his own mind, the fearless comedian mocking a ruthless, bloodthirsty dictator. He went on, “It changed the way they perceived this undefeatable leader in their minds, because of the way he was comedically processed.”

Also, history time: Chaplin didn’t make “videos” for the soldiers to watch and upload them to YouTube. His 1940 film, The Great Dictator, was one film, considered to be a work of art and nominated for as being “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.” So, nothing like Noah’s work.

In another answer in the interview, Noah reiterated his statement, this time comparing Trump to an African dictator.

“I said from the very beginning, watch out for the money, watch the people around him, because Donald Trump reminds me in many ways of many African dictators,” he said. “His demeanor, his style, who he presents himself as and how he processes his power is something that’s all too familiar, not just for an African but for someone from the Middle East, for instance.” Right, because we’re all under Sharia Law and no one can criticize the government in the media. Oh wait…

No one gets to designate themselves as a hero. That’s for history to decide.


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