How Original: Daily Show Compares Trump to a Dictator...Again

NewsBusters | 5/24/2019 | Staff
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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.

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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.

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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...
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