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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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#EndorseThis: Can We Still Laugh About Al Franken And Roy Moore?

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 […]

November 17, 2017
Trump

#EndorseThis: Trump Sends America Into Rapid Decline — But Being Losers Isn’t All Bad

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 […]

November 15, 2017
Trevor Noah

#EndorseThis: Why Trevor Noah Is So Angry At John Kelly

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 […]

October 24, 2017

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Mocks Epic Fox News Fail In Vegas Coverage

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 […]

October 4, 2017
DACA

#EndorseThis: Trump’s Wingnuts Are Furious Over His ‘Bipartisan’ DACA Flip-Flop

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 […]

September 15, 2017
Trump's deal

#EndorseThis: How Republicans Really Feel About Trump’s Deal With Democrats

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 […]

September 8, 2017
Trumpcare

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Dramatizes The Terrors Of Trumpcare

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 […]

June 21, 2017
planet

#EndorseThis: Donald Trump Flips Off The Entire Planet

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 […]

June 2, 2017
Trump impersonator

#EndorseThis: Another Trump Impersonator Crashes The Daily Show

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.

April 26, 2017

#EndorseThis: Desi Lydic Shows How To Detect Paid Protesters

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).

April 13, 2017
Jared Kushner

#EndorseThis: Is Jared Kushner The Real President?

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 […]

April 5, 2017
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#EndorseThis: We Should’ve Bought Trump A Fisher-Price ‘Play President’ Set

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 […]

March 30, 2017

#EndorseThis: ‘The Daily Show’ Shows Trump Voters What ‘Extreme Vetting’ Looks Like

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.

August 19, 2016

#EndorseThis: ‘The Daily Show’ Takes On Trump’s Relations With Workers

As The Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng showed in a segment last night, Trump’s support among working class voters is far from universal — and for good reason.

August 16, 2016
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Endorse This: The Donald Trump Remark That Left Trevor Noah Speechless

A 20 year-old clip shows how Trump’s misogyny is his one consistent belief.

April 6, 2016
Trump's brand products

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Victory Infomercial

The late night shows were dominated Wednesday by Donald Trump’s bizarre combination victory speech, press conference — and infomercial for Trump products.

March 10, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The ‘Presidential Penis Measuring Contest’

The late night comics were aghast at the newest issue in the Republican primary campaign.

March 8, 2016

Late Night Roundup: When Mitt Romney Got In Bed With The Donald

Larry Wimore: “That’s right, you’re the one who opened your big mouth and got in the bed with the Devil — now he just wants you to keep that mouth open.”

March 4, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Standing Behind Donald Trump

The late night shows were all discussing one topic: The Super Tuesday results, and Donald Trump’s continued takeover of the Republican Party.

March 3, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Donald Trump’s ‘Fascist Week’

As we head into Super Tuesday, one topic dominated the late night shows: Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s descent into fascism and the adoration of hate groups.

March 1, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Drone Strikes — ‘Precise’ And ‘Imperfect’

Trevor Noah and former CIA Director Michael Hayden discussed the complex moral issues of fighting against terrorism through the use of drone strikes.

February 26, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Trump’s Big Win Down South

In the wake of the South Carolina primary, two topics dominated the late night shows: Donald Trump’s steamrolling victory — and the final, definitive end of Jeb Bush.

February 23, 2016

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Circus

The Daily Show’s Jordan Klepper went to a Trump rally: “A memory that will last for — possibly four years. God help us all.”

February 12, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Bernie Goes Late Night

Bernie Sanders celebrated his landslide victory in New Hampshire by making a special appearance with Stephen Colbert, and helped to open the show.

February 11, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Marco Rubio Goes Into Repeat Mode

Trevor Noah tells Rubio to be like Ben Carson: “Go home, get some fresh clothes — because let’s be honest, you just @#$% your pants.”

February 9, 2016