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#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Exposes 'Deadly Strain Of Stupidity'

At this point, Trevor Noah must be starting to wonder why ever left South Africa for the United States. Watching people in Florida protest against mandatory masks at a county government meeting -- in a crazy clip that went viral -- was like realizing that you've checked into the world's largest insane asylum.

Noah listened in horror as the Palm Beach weirdos ranted about the deadly dangers of masks and threatened the county health authorities with "citizens arrest." Meanwhile the Sunshine State marked its highest-ever rate of infections with 9,000 new cases yesterday.

"Yes, it appears America isn't just dealing with a deadly strain of coronavirus, it's also dealing with a deadly strain of stupidity," Noah observes. "If wearing masks killed people, there would be no doctors, no dentists, and no hockey goalies. Every hockey game would end with a score of 1,000 to 980. Why are we even arguing with these idiots?"

Good question! But at least the Daily Show host has a few snappy answers for stupid people.



#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Rates Trump’s Pandemic Leadership

Appearing from New York apartment on what Comedy Central now calls The Daily Social Distancing Show, Trevor Noah opens with a few notes of good news. Social distancing works – at least according to a fever-tracking app that measures thermometer trends across the country (and accurately predicted rising coronavirus cases). The Navy is sending hospital ships. Healthcare workers by the thousands are bravely stepping into the breach.

But then there are the so-called leaders of global society, whose woeful shortcomings are noted acidly by Noah. In Hungary, Viktor Orban seized the opportunity to rule by decree. In Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko urges citizens to cure themselves of coronavirus with saunas and vodka.

Here at home we have Donald J. Trump, the failing president whose remarks about the city of Seoul, Korea set a new mark for boastful idiocy at a White House press conference on Monday. Noah is saved from despair, however, by the performance of America's governors – most notably New York's Andrew Cuomo, who provides an extraordinary combination of true leadership and wholesome entertainment.

Click and enjoy.


#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Tries Italian-Style Singalong In New York

On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, across the harbor in Brooklyn, and in other communities as well, Americans are emulating the brave Italians who have joined in communal sing-alongs to ease the pain and loneliness of social distancing. Some of these songfests have been inspiringly successful, according to The Daily Mail.

But The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah, an adopted New Yorker, finds out the hard way what might happen in the big city to someone who steps out onto the balcony and bursts into spontaneous song. It’s hard not to feel sorry for him.

Short, not too sweet, but damn funny. Just click.

#EndorseThis: Why Trump’s Coronavirus Optimism Is So Scary

In a new Daily Show feature, Trevor Noah asks “Is This How We Die” – and of course this week’s topic is coronavirus, also known as covid-19. He isn’t comforted by Trump’s efforts to reassure the country, particularly not his appointment of Mike Pence as the White House “coronavirus czar.”

Trump’s stumbling efforts to downplay the outbreak, for his own political reasons, have been both irresponsible and ineffectual. His credibility is below zero and his ignorance is all too obvious.

So it’s hard to remain calm when the president says ,“There’s a very good chance you’re not going to die.”  Trevor’s retort: “OK, we’re all definitely going to die.”

Around the world, the prognosis isn’t much better. In Japan, the Summer Olympics face cancellation. And in Iran, the deputy health minister tested positive for the virus, one day after he told the nation that the epidemic is under control. “This virus is not only deadly,” notes Trevor, “but it has a sick sense of humor.”

In this situation, that may be the only sense of humor anyonehas left.