Comedian Trevor Noah recently observed that President Donald Trump’s presidency is both funny and scary at the same time “like there’s an asteroid headed to the Earth, but it’s shaped like a penis.”
The Daily Show host told CNN’s Brian Stelter in an interview that aired on Sunday that he was not surprised to learn that Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was under investigation for possible bank fraud and other crimes.
“I said from the very beginning that Donald Trump reminds me of an African dictator,” Noah explained. “And if you know anything about African dictators, the first thing you have to do is follow the money. And you follow the money with the people closest to them: family members, business associates. All you do is watch for the money.”
According to Noah, critical thinking about the Trump administration should not end with journalists.
“I think we should be trying to build a population of people that are looking at information, that are reading into information, people who are asking questions that go beyond what they’re just told,” he said.
Noah explained that comedy is the “release valve” as “things become scarier, as the world becomes less secure.” He also predicted that Trump would be reelected in 2020.
“I think people underestimate how laser-focused Trump and his supporters are,” he argued. “I think people also underestimated how many people in America are willing to accept the adverse effects of Donald Trump as they pertain to the general discourse in America vs. the economy and how people actually feel in their daily lives.”
Noah concluded by sharing his “favorite joke” for mentally processing the Trump presidency.
“I wake up most days terrified at the notion that Donald Trump is the most powerful president in the world,” he stated. “I also wake up most days acknowledging that he’s also going to make me laugh. And that’s what’s difficult for me is that he’s an emotional paradox.”
“It’s almost like there’s an asteroid headed towards the Earth, but it’s shaped like a penis,” Noah added. “I think I’m going to die, but I know I’m going to laugh.”
Watch the video below from CNN.
Trump slammed for lawless obstruction of Congress: ‘He’s taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution’
On CNN Saturday, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), who voted for the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, discussed the path forward for impeaching President Donald Trump.
"We know moderate Democrats are a bit frustrated with leadership over potentially expanding the scope of their consideration, maybe the Mueller report findings and drawing up these articles of impeachment," said anchor Victor Blackwell. "Do you think it's a mistake not to include anything beyond the Ukraine matter?"
"Yes," said Holtzman. "I think it would be a mistake, although, you know, I'm still at a distance, and the members of the committee really have to, who have been digging into this deeply have the best feel, but my sense is that the, what the president did is so egregious, not just with regard to Ukraine, but what part of what's bad about his activities in Ukraine, is that he's taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution by saying that Congress has no right to get information, and he's cut off his committee, his administration from, and ordered and directed them not to cooperate with the committee in any way."
Giuliani pummeled by ex-press secretary for ‘returning to the scene of the crime’ to create Ukraine chaos
On CNN Saturday, Rudy Giuliani's former mayoral press secretary Ken Frydman harshly criticized his former boss for his ongoing efforts in the Ukraine scheme.
"As you've watched the former mayor over the last several years, have you identified a point at which things shifted for the man who I guess still is for some known at America's Mayor?" asked anchor Victor Blackwell."
"Well, yeah. I think when he went into business with Donald Trump," said Frydman. "You saw a — a severe change in his personality. He had a zealous need to make money, to be relevant. To be part of the political process. And you know right now he's making, I think, ill-advised decisions, like returning to the scene of the crime, Ukraine, to make a propagandist documentary. Almost as if he's playing, he and the president, are playing, 'catch me if you can.' The president will not participate in the impeachment hearings, and Rudy is off in the Ukraine doubling down."
‘I haven’t had a personal cell phone for years’: Trump demands retraction from CNN — in tweet sent from his iPhone
On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump had spoken to Rudy Giuliani over unsecured phone lines.
If he was using an unsecured phone to talk to Giuliani about Ukraine, Trump would effectively be allowing the Russians to listen in.
CNN confirmed the unsecured phone use, reporting "President Donald Trump has continued to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated warnings from his staff that the practice could leave him vulnerable to foreign surveillance, multiple officials told CNN."