Breaking news…Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, has apparently run out of original material; as he has compared President Trump to a dictator yet again. The only thing that has gotten more tiring is the Comedy Central host’s repeated attacks on the Catholic Church and Christianity as a whole.
During his opening monologue Thursday night, Noah reacted to the fallout from President Trump’s meeting with Congressional Democrats Wednesday. In an effort to inform his viewers of the situation, Noah played some clips of NBC’s Peter Alexander’s one-sided report on the meeting.
Unlike many of his colleagues in the media, Noah did not fawn over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. After playing a clip of the Speaker saying she would “pray for the President,” Noah suggested that “Nancy Pelosi has been spending a bunch of time with Maxine Waters because now every time she patronizes Trump…she seems more and more like a black auntie.”
Noah proceeded to describe the idea of Pelosi praying for President Trump as “the blackest thing ever” before predicting that Pelosi would be “fanning herself” and humming at the next State of the Union. If Noah was a conservative, he definitely would have sparked widespread outrage for making these kinds of comments.
Eventually, Noah played a clip of President Trump asking his “very objective employees” to vouch for his positive temperament at the Oval Office meeting with Democrats, where his opponents claimed he threw a “temper tantrum.” According to Noah, “this is the kind of sh** that you will see in Africa all the time, like some dictator will be accused of war crimes and then he’ll bring his own soldiers out as his defense.” Noah proceeded to act out a hypothetical conversation between an African dictator and his subordinates.
This is hardly the first time Noah has compared the President to a dictator; he has compared the President to African dictators such as Idi Amin of Uganda, Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, and Muammar Gaddafi as well as Adolf Hitler. In addition to comparing President Trump to various authoritarians, he has also compared the Commander-in-Chief to an asteroid, AIDS, Godzilla, and cancer.
Noah had opened his opening monologue by noting that the purpose of the meeting with Congressional Democrats was to discuss “rebuilding America’s infrastructure” before claiming that “instead of building bridges in this meeting, Trump decided to burn them down.” One could just as easily say that Nancy Pelosi did some bridge-burning by accusing the President of orchestrating a “coverup” ahead of the infrastructure meeting.
Not surprisingly, Noah chose to poke fun at President Trump’s assertion that he does not “do coverups,” adding, in Trump’s voice, “I don’t do pullups, I don’t do pushups. I don’t do sit-ups. No ups, only downs. Shutdowns, meltdowns and most important letdowns.” Noah closed the monologue by telling Pelosi “I hope you prepared your Sunday best because you’re going to be praying for a long-assed time.” As for Noah, it looks like he will continue to refer to President Trump as a dictator for a “long-assed time.”
A transcript of the relevant portion of Thursday’s edition of The Daily Show is below. Click “expand” to read more.
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
TREVOR NOAH: Yesterday, President Trump had a meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi or, as they’re known in the streets, Schum-dog and Nancy Pelosi.
NOAH: Now, this meeting was supposed to be about rebuilding America’s infrastructure, you know, roads, tunnels, airports, et cetera. But instead of building bridges in this meeting, Trump decided to burn them down.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)
PETER ALEXANDER: After walking in, not shaking a single hand, not even sitting down, President Trump lashed out at the Democratic leaders before marching out. That contentious cabinet room meeting lasted just three minutes.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: So I came here to do a meeting on infrastructure with Democrats. All of a sudden, I hear last night, they’re going to have a meeting right before this meeting to talk about the “I” word. The “I” word. Can you imagine? Instead of walking in happily into a meeting, I walk in to look at people that have just said that I was doing a coverup. I don’t do coverups.
(END VIDEO CLIPS)
NOAH: I don’t do coverups, folks. I don’t do, I don’t do coverups. I don’t do pullups, I don’t do pushups. I don’t do sit-ups. No ups, only downs. Shutdowns, meltdowns and most important letdowns. Sorry, Eric, I can’t come to your birthday. You won’t be seeing me there. I’m not coming, Eric.
NOAH: But dad, you don’t even know when my birthday is! Doesn’t matter, I just know I’m busy that day.
NOAH: Now, there were no cameras rolling in the meeting so the only information we have is what people have said and, by the sounds of it, it was tense.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIPS)
PETER ALEXANDER: Democrats say they were stunned, and Pelosi, in a letter to House Democrats, called it a temper tantrum.
SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER: To watch what happened in the White House would make your jaw drop.
SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI: In any event, I pray for the President of the United States and I pray for the United States of America.
(END VIDEO CLIPS)
NOAH: Oooh, I pray for the President? I feel like Nancy Pelosi has been spending a bunch of time with Maxine Waters because now every time she patronizes Trump, have you noticed, she seems more and more like a black auntie. Have you felt that vibe? Yeah because first she gave Trump the sideways clap, yeah, and now she’s praying for him. That’s the blackest thing ever. Just like Lord, this crazy man needs Jesus! Mm-mm-mm! He needs Jesus! Needs Jesus!
(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)
NOAH: At the next State of the Union, Nancy is just going to be fanning herself like (humming). So according to Chuck and Nancy, Trump came into that meeting, completely acted the fool. But according to Trump’s very calm Twitter rant this morning, he was very chilled for the whole three minutes and then when he stormed out, it was in a relaxed and graceful fashion. Now, obviously, most people didn’t believe Trump. Right? So today he interrupted a press conference with farmers to basically ask his very objective employees to tell us all how Zen he is.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
PRESIDENT TRUMP: She…she said I walked into the room right next door yesterday and walked in and starred screaming and yelling. Just the opposite. I walked out. I was so calm. Where is Sarah, Kellyanne, where are you? Come here a minute. You were in that room. Kellyanne, what was my temperament yesterday in the room?
KELLYANNE CONWAY: Very calm. No temper tantrum.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Mercedes, what was my attitude when I walked in? Did I ever scream?
MERCEDES SCHLAPP: No, you were very calm and you were very direct.
PRESIDENT TRUMP: Sarah, we’re just talking about the meeting yesterday. You were there. What was my tone yesterday at the meeting?
SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Very calm and straightforward.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
NOAH: Well, you know what, say what you want about Trump but he is truly the king of political theater, right? No, because like I love how he makes it seem like the questions weren’t pre-planned. Just like, oh, Sarah, fancy seeing you here! Yeah. While I have you, how do you think that I was in the meeting yesterday, yeah?
NOAH: It’s so planned. And everybody like, people are part of it. You know what, this is the kind of shit that you will see in Africa all the time. Like some dictator will be accused of war crimes and then he’ll bring his own soldiers out as his defense. And he’ll be like, ah Jimbo, the United Nations said I’m beating the villagers. Is this true? He’ll be, like, no, sir, you are always kind and very sweet. Yes, indeed!
NOAH: And Toto, have you seen me beat anybody? No, commander! You could not even beat a fly! Huh? Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, what do you mean I could not beat a fly? Are you saying I am weak? I will beat you like I beat those villagers, huh?! So…
NOAH: So, the Democrats, the Democrats say that Trump acted crazy, but Trump says that he’s super chill. And I’ll be honest with you, as long as this cloud of impeachment continues to hang over the President, this beef is going to continue and it’s going to continue to derail infrastructure and any other issue that needs bipartisan support. So Nancy, I hope you prepared your Sunday best because you’re going to be praying for a long-assed time. We’ll be right back.
(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)