After four days of focus on the Democrats, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah ended his week in Philadelphia Friday night by examining how Donald Trump responded to the near-constant barrage of attacks he received from the DNC stage.
But first, he played some highlights from Michael Bloomberg’s Donald Trump “diss track.” In his speech, the former New York City mayor said, “Trump says he wants to run the nation like he’s running his business? God help us” and later “The richest thing about Donald Trump is his hypocrisy.”
“One of the biggest discussions this election year has been, does Donald Trump have the temperament to be president?” Noah asked. “Because being a president, especially of a nation in control of nuclear weapons, requires that you have measured responses.”
“As a leader of democracy, you can’t just lose your shit at the slightest provocation,” the host continued. “It appears, though, Cinnamon Hitler didn’t get the memo.”
Noah proceeded to play some disturbing clips from a press conference Trump gave in Iowa that better resembled the “old Trump,” the one his most delusional supporters believe he left behind months ago. Trump ranted about “wanting to hit a couple of those speakers so hard,” adding that he wanted to “hit one guy in particular, a very little guy.” It was in that same presser that Trump practically joined the “Lock her up!” chants coming from his biggest fans.
“You can bait Donald Trump into doing practically anything,” Noah said. For instance, he said if you say, “Hey, Donald, I bet your hands are too small to give me a handjob,” the candidate would reply, “Oh yeah? Drop those pants!”
This Daily Show segment is just the latest in a line of increasingly political statements from Trevor Noah to his audience. On Wednesday, the host used his show to argue that Hillary Clinton would “objectively” be a far better president than Trump, saying, “It’s embarrassing that this is even a contest.”
That same night, according to UPROXX’s Andrew Husband, who was in the audience for the show’s taping, Noah made an even more direct plea to his audience off-camera. “Don’t vote for Donald Trump come November. Just don’t do it,” Noah told the crowd after the taping was over. “Do not let him become the next president of the United States. Seriously.”