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Jon Stewart on his impending departure: ‘This show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host’

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart found himself facing emotions even he didn’t quite understand while announcing his upcoming departure on Tuesday night.

“What is this fluid?” he said as he teared up. “What are these feelings? Frankenstein angry!”

News of Stewart’s exit leaked just before the episode was taped, leading him to open the show by telling his home viewers, “You probably know things these people don’t yet.”

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He proceeded through the rest of the show as usual, before informing the studio audience of the news, thanking Comedy Central executives for his 17-year run hosting the program.

“In my heart I know it is time for someone else to have that opportunity,” he said, drawing cries and gasps. He said no specific date had been set for his final show.

“This show doesn’t deserve an even slightly restless host,” he explained. “And neither do you.”

While he said he did not foresee himself missing being on television every day, he anticipated missing his staff. Stewart also did not name any specific plans for his post-show life, aside from one close to home.

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“I’m going to have dinner on a school night with my family, who I have heard from multiple sources are lovely people,” he said.

Watch Stewart’s announcement, as posted online on Tuesday, below.


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WATCH: Ben Carson thanks God for Trump in bizarre prayer — and then asks Him to ‘Keep America Great’

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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday opened up the White House cabinet meeting with a bizarre prayer that explicitly thanked God for the existence of President Donald Trump.

Carson began his prayer with a standard invocation thanking God for "the blessings that you have bestowed upon this country."

After that, though, Carson gave God a thumbs-up for the work He's done in putting Trump in the White House.

"We thank You for President Trump, who also exhibits great courage in face of constant criticism," Carson said. "We ask you give him strength to endure and wisdom to lead and to recognize you as the sovereign of the universe, with the solution to everything."

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Maryland man paralyzed from the waist down after traffic stop ends with him being slammed to the ground

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A Prince George's County man is now paralyzed from the waist down after an altercation with police, Fox5DC reported this weekend.

According to the police, when they pulled over 24-year-old Demonte Ward-Blake for an "expired tag" Ward-Blake was argumentative and police said they smelled marijuana in the car. Medical marijuana is legal in Maryland and possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana was decriminalized in Maryland in 2014. Ward-Blake was found to have 3 grams of pot on him. Police still use the "smell of marijuana" as a justification for an illegal search, despite 33 states legalizing pot in some way in the U.S., and it's become known as "sniff and search."

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Ex-GOP rep. says Republican buddies will flip on Trump: ‘They do believe he’s a moron’

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Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh predicted this week that lawmakers from his own party will eventually support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

"I think he knows it’s coming," Walsh told CNN's Brianna Keilar following the president's remarks to reporters. "He sounded like a frightened baby right there."

According to Walsh, "even Republicans" are embarrassed by Trump's failed effort to hold the G7 summit at his Miami Doral resort.

"It’s really important to note, I need to say this, Republicans don’t like him," Walsh explained. "Republicans in Congress. They don’t like him, they don’t fear him, they don’t respect him. They do believe he’s incompetent, they do believe he’s a moron."

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