Aziz Ansari was presumably on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night to talk up his multiple Emmy nominations for his excellent Netflix show Master of None. But before they could get to that, the comedian could not help but weigh in on Donald Trump’s somehow-still-happening feud with Khizr Khan, the Muslim father who lost his U.S. Army captain son in the Iraq War.
As Fallon noted, the last time his guest appeared on the show, he was playing Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal. Now, Ansari said, “the orange-faced monster is running.”
“It’s a very riveting election,” Ansari continued. “It’s like watching WWE wrestling. There’s like feuds and stuff. Right now it’s him and the Khan family. My God, they are destroying him!”
“The Khan family is the Drake to Donald Trump’s Meek Mill,” Ansari added, using an analogy that only he would think to make. “I mean, it’s crazy! The guy makes the speech like, ‘Have you read the Constitution? Let me give you a copy!’ Then Trump is like, ‘Why doesn’t your wife say anything?’ Then the guy goes, ‘You have a black soul,’ which is the coldest shit I’ve ever heard.”
“I’ve never heard anyone say that,” Ansari said. “I heard that was going to be a line in 2Pac’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up,’ and he was like, ‘Nah, it’s too mean, we can’t go there.’”
Earlier this year, after Trump reiterated his proposed ban on Muslim immigrants to the United States following the attack in Orlando, Ansari penned an op-ed for The New York Times in which he called out the candidate’s “vitriolic and hate-filled rhetoric.”
He was even more blunt on Twitter, where he declared, “Trump wants to ban Muslim immigrants like my parents. I wrote a piece for @NYTimes telling him to go fuck himself.”