Jon Stewart rips ‘thin-skinned’ Trump: ‘I don’t know that a man-baby can be president’
Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart wondered on Monday whether Donald Trump was even eligible to run for president — but not because of where he was born, CNN reported.
“Are you eligible to run if you’re a man-baby, or a baby-man?” Stewart asked David Axelrod during a live taping of Axelrod’s podcast in Chicago. “I don’t know if they’re referred to as man-baby Americans. He is a man-baby. He has the physical countenance of a man and a baby’s temperament and hands.”
Stewart recalled the argument that ensued online when the Republican presidential candidate revealed his full name on Twitter, prompting the show to begin calling him “F*ckface von Clownstick.”
“I don’t know that a man-baby can be president,” Stewart explained. “Character is destiny. And he is the most thin-skinned individual.”
While he said he preferred Hillary Clinton as a potential president — “At this point I would vote for Mr. T over Donald Trump,” he quipped at one point — Stewart did say that Clinton and the Democratic Party did not do enough to combat the rise of a figure like the real estate mogul.
“The door is open to an a*shole like Donald Trump because the Democrats haven’t done enough to show people that government, that can be effective for people, can be efficient for people,” Stewart told Axelrod. “If you can’t do that, then you’ve lost the right to make that change and someone’s going to come in and demagogue you.”
Watch the episode in its entirety, as posted online on Monday, below.