In the first of three new Daily Show episodes from Cleveland, Trevor Noah accused the RNC of rampant fear-mongering.
When Trevor Noah previewed The Daily Show s trip to the RNC to The Daily Beast last week, he said he was excited at the prospect of the GOP nomination somehow slipping out of Donald Trumps grasp. Now that the majority of delegates have officially named him the nominee, it seems that dream was too good to be true. But there was plenty more chaos for Noah and his team to cover Tuesday night.
After entering Donald Trump-style from a cloud of smoking and blaze backlight, Noah said, I know some of you will say I plagiarized that entryway, but it only reflects how I feel about is available on Cleveland!
The host began with Melania Trumps speech from the night before, in which she talked about becoming an American citizen. Regrettably, the American citizen she became was somehow Michelle Obama, he said.
After indicating the back-to-back evidence of Melanias plagiarism, Noah remarked, God damn, Melania Trump only did something a black woman did first and passed it off as her own. Or as Iggy Azalea calls it, her new hit.
But he saw bigger problem with the route the Trump campaign refused to acknowledge the problem. It would have been so easy in order to be allowed to only own up. Especially when this is a lie that not one person in America believes, he said, saying this could serve as a preview of how a Trump administration would repudiate reality. This group of people, given actual power, will set us in some deep shit.
Noah joked that the only route we will ever know the truth is if Kim Kardashian uses her Snapchat account to exposure Melania Trump. I wrote the whole speech myself, except for the proportions I intentionally plagiarized from Michelle Obama, the reveal imagined her saying in a surreptitiously taped phone call to Kanye West. No one will ever know. If they catch me, I will say it was remix.
After a breach, Noah moved on to cover the rest of the nights speeches, which were loosely held together by the topic, Make America Safe Again. However, he said, the whole thing felt more like, Make America Fear Again.
You guys are acting like America is Westeros and winter is coming, he told the GOP. Forget Make America Safe Again. After that I just wanted to stimulate my underpants dry again. Noah was especially incensed by the r emarks of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke , who got cheers for noting that the cop who killed Freddie Gray was acquitted of all charges. Get the fuck out of here, human! he said.
After everything else that went down on night one of the convention, Noah said he found Melania Trumps plagiarism of Michelle Obama virtually hopeful. Instead of shaming the health risks first lady, he said, We should be encouraging her.
If she feels comfortable stealing Michelle Obama speeches, then maybe Donald Trump will feel OK stealing Barack Obamas policies, Noah said, telling those who would claim we shouldnt be plagiarizing the president, Yes we can .
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