Daily Show host Trevor Noah weighed in on Thursday on Rupert Murdoch’s online insult against President Barack Obama,
“This is eye-opening. This whole time, conservatives have been accused of disliking Obama because he’s too black,” Noah observed. “Now it turns out the problem is that he isn’t black enough. Well, at least according to my ni*ga Rupert Murdoch.”
On Wednesday, the News Corp founder complimented Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Twitter by saying that if elected, he would give the US a “real black president.”
Noah — no stranger to criticism for his Twitter posts himself — offered at least one possible explanation for Murdoch’s remark.
“Maybe the guy suffers from insomnia and the only thing that solves it is vaguely racist tweeting,” he said.
Speaking of Carson, the host revisited his critique of Carson’s statements on mass shootings a day after speculating that the former neurosurgeon wanted to send victims into the line of fire because he was actually a zombie.
Carson’s statement earlier in the day that he was held up at a Popeye’s “organization” but directed the gunman toward the counter, Noah said, put things in a new light.
“He said he would try to get everyone to rush the gunman,” Noah argued. “But I have a feeling it would be more like, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him.'”
With that, Noah backed away from the scene, before producing “footage” of Carson pointing the robber toward store employees and then eating his meal without bothering to help anyone else.
Watch Noah’s commentary, as posted online on Thursday, below.
Trump spends ABC interview trying to discredit Robert Mueller as ‘conflicted’
President Donald Trump spent most of his interview with George Stephanopoulos blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller, while he incorrectly quoted the report he published.
"I don't care what he says. It doesn't matter," Trump said when Stephanopoulos cited the Mueller report. "He wanted to show everyone what a good counsel he was. Now, he may have gotten confused said with that fact that I've always said, 'Robert Mueller was conflicted. He had numerous conflicts. One of them was the fact that he applied for to job to be the FBI director -- the head of the FBI. And, by the way --"
Stephanopoulos stepped in to say that former top aide Steve Bannon said that it never happened.
Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’
The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.
Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.
"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.
"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."
Pete Buttigieg says ‘statistically’ we’ve already had a gay president — meet President James Buchanan
In an interview with Axios, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said that "statistically" it makes sense that out of the 45 presidents in American history, one of them was LGBT. Statistics aside, the reality is that former President James Buchanan has prompted historians to question.
The moment came when the Axios HBO show questioned what the young mayor would do when he's attacked for being "too gay."
"Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they'll say you're too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are young. You are a liberal. You are gay. How will you respond?" asked Mike Allen.