Two weeks ago, The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah was blasting Donald Trump for making his pitch to African-American voters at a rally in nearly all-white town of West Bend, Wisconsin. This past weekend, Trump finally ventured into a black church in Detroit, but Noah was not about to give the candidate credit for what many view as a too little, too late outreach effort.
As Noah saw it, Trump had three choices for a visit to the black community: barbershops, Tyler Perry movies, or black churches. Because the Republican nominee wouldn’t want anyone touching his hair and “Madea is a 2,” his only option was to go to church.
After showing footage of Trump “swaying to the music” at Great Faith Ministries in Detroit, Noah shouted, “No! I’m sorry, but I’ve got to call out the media on this one. Donald Trump was not ‘swaying to the music.’ He was swaying, and there happened to be music playing at the same time.”
“Now, the speech that Trump delivered at this church was from the heart,” Noah said. “And you could feel that it was from the heart because Donald Trump told us.” He also suggested that the speech he wrote himself would be better understand by his audience than it was by him. “What does that even mean?” Noah asked. “As someone who claims they wrote the speech, he seems genuinely surprised at the information contained in his speech.”
Noah also remarked that Trump seemed “confused” when he was presented with a prayer cloth. “You guys put it on the shoulders?” he said, imitating Trump. “My other friends put the white sheet over their head. But, I mean, to each their own, folks. We all do it differently.”