President Donald Trump was back in full-on campaign mode for his Phoenix rally Tuesday night, giving Trevor Noah plenty of material to work with on Wednesday. As The Daily Show host said, the Arizona crowd wrapped around the block “like someone was releasing a racist sneaker.”
“Although most of Trump’s rally was an outstanding rejection of sanity, there was a key issue that he had to address,” Noah said. “And that was demanding justice for the real victim of Charlottesville: himself.”
“I’m so glad we didn’t elect an irrational woman as president,” Noah said after playing a montage of Trump’s most unhinged comments about Charlottesville. “Who is this person?” the host asked, saying Trump “sounds less like a president and more like an angry waiter arguing about an order he got wrong.”
The president spent a large part of his rambling speech attacking the media for supposedly misrepresenting his initial reaction to the terror attack there, but he conveniently left out the part where he blamed “many sides” for the violence that was committed in the name of white supremacy.
Noah put the two clips side-by-side so viewers could see exactly what Trump omitted. “You can’t leave out ‘on many sides,’” he said. “That was the whole reason people were mad. Leaving out ‘on many sides’ erases the context of what happened.” He compared it to removing the chocolate factory from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: “Now Willy Wonka’s just a pedophile.”