Jon Stewart took Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) to task for their lack of preparation for the two inches of snow that brought the city to a standstill, pointing out that they could have gotten their news from the Atlanta-based Weather Channel.
“Not only were they warned, but the call was coming from inside the house,” Stewart said. “The Weather Channel is located in Atlanta — it’s right there. Also located in Atlanta: the Society for the Prevention of Highway Stuckage and the National Department of Seeing Sh*t Coming.”
Instead of supervising storm preparations, Stewart noted, both Reed and Deal were at a ceremony honoring Reed as “Georgian of the Year.”
“Who did he beat out for ‘Georgian of the Year?'” he demanded. “Paula Deen and the guy who raped Ned Beatty in Deliverance?”
The scenes from around the city initially led Stewart to declare, “[Sen.] Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was right,” until he heard how little snow it took to create the “ice age zombie doomsday apocalypse.”
“Really, two inches of snow?” Stewart asked. “Is that what happens when the South is confronted by something not specifically mentioned in Revelations?”
Watch Stewart’s take on the Georgia storm below.
WATCH: Climate activists chant ‘failure of leadership’ at Tom Perez after DNC votes against climate debate
Activists walked out of the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in San Francisco after the organization voted against allowing a climate change debate during the 2020 primary.
DNC Chair Tom Perez imposed strict rules on the debates, which prevented a climate change debate from occurring. Climate activists had forced a vote, hoping to overrule the party boss.
"The Democratic Party needs the energy, motivation, and organizing capacity of young people to defeat Trump in 2020. But Tom Perez keeps shooting the party in the foot by rejecting that energy and turning it away," the Sunrise Movement said in a statement.
Trump’s threat to ‘hereby’ force manufacturers to do his bidding stomped by legal analyst
President Donald Trump is claiming extraordinary powers in his escalating trade war with China.
On Friday, Trump demanded that American companies look for alternatives to China.
"Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies home and making your products in the USA," Trump tweeted.
Of course, the president has no power to order such a thing.
Trump then announced massive tariffs on China, citing the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977.
‘He’s a child going to a playdate’: Trump’s inability to talk to world leaders mocked by MSNBC guest
On MSNBC Saturday, former professor and Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed blasted President Donald Trump's inability to behave like a world leader at the G7 summit, or to have meaningful dialogues with the heads of allied countries.
"Abdul, do you think there is any chance that Donald Trump gets through this weekend without any drama?" asked anchor Alex Witt.
"Well, look, if you used the last week as any indication, I think it's no chance," said El-Sayed. "We're talking about the president of the United States as if he's a child going to a playdate."
"Honestly, we have to have a serious conversation about the fact that he's just headlong pitched our economy down the tubes," continued El-Sayed. "He's been doing it because of a spat that he has with a leader in China. And we're talking about whether or not he's going to have a good time at the G7. This is the president of the United States. We have to treat him as such and we have to be asking about whether or not we are willing to get serious about the conversation that we need to be having about what's going to happen in our future."