Daily Show host Trevor Noah took on what he called the latest political “panderdemic” on Tuesday, saying that neither Ben Carson nor rapper Kanye West know who they’re trying to win over by gushing over one another.
“Kanye, man, do your research — you can’t just look for the black guy,” Noah said. “You’re picking a president, not who’s on your basketball team.”
Noah also played an audio clip of Carson, who has outpaced expectations in the GOP presidential field, saying that hip-hop was causing black communities to “continue to deteriorate.”
“I’m sure Dr. Ben Carson can find something he likes about hip-hop,” the host continued. “For example, the rampant homophobia. See? You guys have more in common than you think — no homo.”
As ABC News reported, West and Carson have publicly praised one another, with West calling the former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon “the most brilliant guy” and Carson saying he was impressed by West’s business acumen.
That kind of mutual-admiration society, Noah argued, was part of the election process, which he said involved finding out which older person could best pretend to like “young people things.”
He also showed a clip of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) awkwardly telling Fox News that he was a “West Coast” rap fan.
“You don’t think Biggie [Smalls] and Tupac [Shakur] should have killed each other?” Noah asked sarcastically. “I’m glad you clarified that for us, because I was really fooled by your ‘thug life’ exterior, Rubio.”
Watch Noah’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.
Raised fist in Canada may be one of the largest acts of solidarity with US protests against police violence
With protests against police violence gripping cities across America, multiple actions of solidarity have come from abroad.
A pilot in Canada took to the skies on Thursday for a large-scale act of solidarity.
The airplane tracking website FlightAware captured radar of the planes journey as a pilot drew a giant raised fist while flying over 150 MPH with an altitude that stayed under 1,500.
[caption id="attachment_1631392" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Plane with the tail number CGZPT drawing a raised fist in the air while flying above Halifax, Canada. [/caption]
Comedian Rob Delaney reveals why he hates Ivanka Trump and Mike Pence more than the ‘stupid bigot’ president
Comedian Rob Delaney offered the leader of the free world a profane greeting as his 74th birthday approaches.
"President Trump's birthday is coming up and there's no better way to wish him a 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' than by sending him a personal video message," Trump's 2020 reelection campaign posted on Twitter. "Upload your video TODAY."
So Delaney did, shooting a video to the "stupid bigot" president.
"My birthday suggestion to you is just that you resign as president," Delaney posted in a video uploaded to Twitter.
"You f*cking sucked at the coronavirus response," he explained. "I mean, it was miserable and that's your fault personally and as a result, thousands and thousands of people died that didn't need to die."
Police seek public help identifying white man caught on tape attacking protesters
Police in Maryland are requestion help identifying an assault-suspect who was caught on tape in a shocking incident near Washington, DC.
"he Maryland-National Capital Park Police are searching for a man wanted in an alleged assault that happened on the Capital Crescent Trail in Montgomery County on June 1," ABC-7 reported Thursday. "ABC7 is in touch with the group of people who posted video of the assault on social media (watch above). They say they were putting up flyers (photo of the flyers below) promoting justice for George Floyd near Dalecarlia Tunnel in Bethesda at the time."