Daily Show host Trevor Noah took on the mixed messages American voters put out during Monday’s show, reflecting on the lengths presidential candidates have gone to to appear relatable while campaigning.
“Every four years, America elects a policy wonk — and also like a super-fun sidekick,” he explained, before reassuring the audience, “I know what you’re thinking: ‘Trevor, where would we find a mascot like that? Some brightly-colored cartoon character who pumps up the crowd with a giant head and weird-sized hands as he comes on to the stage to Jock Jams?'”
And that, he suggested, was a role built for Donald Trump.
“America, I give you your new mascot, and your new national anthem,” Noah said. “Y’all ready for this?”
The United Kingdom, the host argued, already knows how to split the difference, since it already has Queen Elizabeth II present to carry the crown and be “the most Britishest” person in Britain.
“Her people love it. And that frees up their prime minister [David Cameron] to be a perfectly mundane politician who runs the country and hides his money in Panama,” Noah noted.
Meanwhile, US voters want their candidates to mingle in public — which creates awkward moments, like Ohio Gov. John Kasich telling a New York City man, “I think you need a right fielder” after the man told him Americans need help.
“What are you doing?” Noah asked. “You’re campaigning. A voter asks you for help, and you sh*t on his baseball team?”
Watch Noah’s commentary, as posted online on Monday, below.