After some initial confusion on Wednesday, Daily Show host Trevor Noah arrived at a horrific realization regarding Ben Carson’s various bizarre statements regarding mass shootings.
“It’s weird that Ben Carson thinks a zombie [movie] strategy would be the way to go,” Noah explained, before catching himself and pondering, “unless — wait a second — slow, languid pace. Dead eyes. Loves brains. Oh my God, this explains everything — Ben Carson is a zombie.”
The former neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate reacted to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon by saying not only that he would visit victims of “the next one,” but by stating various times that, unlike the victims, he would not have “stood there” and let the gunman kill him.
Carson has also argued that he would enlist other people caught in a shooting to rush the attacker with him, arguing that it was better than letting them all die. Correspondent Desi Lydic told Noah that, despite being “batsh*t crazy,” Carson was at least offering solutions to mass shootings considering gun control was off the table.
“Don’t shoot the messenger — although that would be your right,” she said.
Watch Noah and Lydic’s commentary, as posted online on Wednesday, below.