Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart dug into Donald Trump again on Tuesday during a rare stand-up appearance benefiting US veterans, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“People are like, ‘I like Trump; he says what he thinks.’ What he thinks is stupid,” Stewart said during the Stand Up For Heroes event hosted by the New York Comedy Festival. “That’s like if your friend is like, ‘I would like to f*ck your mom.’ Why would you say that? I don’t give a sh*t if you’re politically correct, just be correct, correct.”
Stewart, who left the show this past August just as Trump’s presidential run was picking up steam, described his campaign as being “like an Internet comment troll running for president,” and asked the audience, “Are we really doing this Donald Trump thing? We’re really doing that as a country?”
The former host — who last week agreed to produce “short-form digital content” for HBO — also mocked Trump’s closest rival, former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, saying the former Johns Hopkins resident had “the greatest juxtaposition between volume of voice and craziness of shit he says.”
Hearing Carson try to explain his comparing the Affordable Care Act to slavery and attacking his mother with a hammer, Stewart said, showed that “he says the softest spoken crazy sh*t I’ve ever heard,”
Stewart also addressed the issue of gun safety legislation, insisting that he did not want to take anyone’s guns away.
“Let’s just be smart about it. But we won’t even f*cking talk about it. Thirty thousand people die each year: Suicides, homicides, guns. We don’t do sh*t.” he said. “We don’t do anything. We don’t even say anything. You know what you need to buy a gun? Money. You know what you need to adopt a cat? They will come to your f*cking house! Just to make sure it’s a safe environment for a cat.”