If that presidential “shithole” gaffe annoyed anyone on television, Trevor Noah might be first in line. He’s a talented immigrant from South Africa, after all. In the face of this insane provocation, he’s still keeping it together. “Personally, as someone from South Shithole, I’m offended, Mr. President. I’m offended,” said the Daily Show host. And […]
To understand the furor over Steve Bannon’s devastating description of “treasonous” conduct by Donald Trump Jr. — and all the other harsh things said by the former chief strategist in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury — the full context is helpful. And in this segment, Trevor Noah places the Bannon quotes within the latest revelations […]
Are you feeling sad about Al Franken’s admission that he behaved inappropriately toward Leeann Tweeden on a USO tour in 2006? So are we. But as Trevor Noah notes, the Senator from Minnesota has apologized, taken responsibility, and invited an ethics investigation of his actions. That powerfully distinguishes Franken from Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate […]
By now everyone has realized that Donald Trump isn’t “making America great again.” Indeed despite his blustering rhetoric, Trump’s presidency has consistently elevated China, Russia, and other US rivals, while diminishing our country’s prestige and prospects every day. From the Trans Pacific Partnership to the Paris Climate Accords, the botched diplomacy of this buffoonish president […]
Trevor Noah never says so, but it is easy to imagine why John Kelly’s attack on Rep. Frederica Wilson pisses him off. What Kelly did by lying about Wilson — and presumably imagining he could get away with it — represented a textbook example of white male privilege inflicted on a black woman. A retired […]
Trevor Noah and The Daily Show staff watch Fox News Channel so we don’t have to — and even in the wake of a profound tragedy like the Vegas shooting, the antics of Murdoch’s on-air personalities provide a measure of comic relief. At Fox & Friends, the opaque motives of the shooter puzzled hosts. “We […]
Overnight, there is a shiny new “bipartisan” Donald Trump. In a series of stunning turnabouts, the president has switched positions on some signature issues. His latest tweets indignantly suggest that it would be crazy to expel those wonderful young Dreamers — the same policy he demanded for the past two years. But he isn’t fooling […]
If you’re still stunned by Trump’s deal with Congressional Democrats to increase the debt ceiling and fund relief for Harvey victims, imagine how the Republican leadership feels. Trevor Noah channels their highly comical distress in the most graphic terms (and incidentally reveals where several Dreamers are currently hiding out — take a close look at […]
To Trevor Noah, the Senate Republicans’ insistence on hiding their Trumpcare bill is reminiscent of a teenage boy hiding to masturbate. “What are you doing in there?!” demands America, banging on the Senate door. “Nothing!” cries an excited Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as he finishes off Medicaid. It’s a raunchy metaphor, but the Republicans have […]
Watching the president deliver his Rose Garden announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, a disastrous occasion that called for solemnity, Trevor Noah was not impressed: “I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that Donald Trump may have doomed the planet, or the fact that announced it like it’s an […]
This Trump impersonator isn’t Alec Baldwin but comic Anthony Atamanuik — and he has a lot to say about Mexico, fake news, and the president’s self-serving scheme to cut the corporate tax rate by more than half.
Predictably enough, many of the Birmingham Trumpsters are quick to denounce paid protesters, with one of them even citing a Facebook fake news video. Questioned by the Daily Show’s Desi Lydic, however, none can cite evidence of the demonstrators who showed up to confront Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL) being anything except fellow Sixth District residents (as all of them quite obviously are).
To anyone who knows Jared Kushner, the real estate heir and failed newspaper owner, the notion that he is a top adviser to the president of the United States is astonishing, perhaps even alarming. But the ever-growing list of assignments turned over by Donald Trump to his polite, photogenic young son-in-law has now reached a […]
As the leader of the free world dons a hardhat and mimes shoveling coal, Trevor Noah confesses: “President Trump may destroy the world, but goddam he’s cute. You can’t deny that.” Watching him on tape, the Daily Show host suddenly understands: “All Trump ever wanted to do was play president. We should have just given him […]
There is an inherent contradiction in the Republican candidate’s rhetoric: though he purports to defend these groups which he alleges are under attack, he has also made and encouraged disparaging remarks about many of those same groups.