Trevor Noah dove deep into this week’s New York primary on The Daily Show Wednesday night. And to start things off, he examined what he perceived to be “paranoia” in the Bernie Sanders camp.
“You know what many people love about Bernie Sanders?” Noah asked. “His blunt honesty. Yeah, he speaks his mind. Although, you have to admit, sometimes he comes off a little paranoid. In moments, he sounds like a senior citizen who doesn’t trust his Jamaican nurse.” From there, he did his impression of the exasperated senator: “She’s laughing at me. She thinks I don’t know, but she’s stealing by goddamn Snickers! Something’s going on.”
But soon, Noah moved on to the night’s big winners: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Mostly, he wanted to talk about their victory walk-on songs. While Clinton chose Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind”—“She’s got the swag of a producer who just created her next hit”—Trump went with the more traditional “New York, New York” by Frank Sinatra.
“What a fitting song because that will be the anthem of most people when Trump’s elected president,” Noah said, breaking into song. “Start spreading the news, I’m leaving today…”
Noah marveled at the “new Trump” on display, one who dispensed of “Lyin’ Ted” in favor of “Senator Cruz” and sounded somewhat measured in his moment of glory. “He was succinct, disciplined, and respectful,” the host said, “which, according to the media, made him presidential as balls.”
“And he wasn’t racist. And he didn’t call any female reporters a bimbo. This guy’s ready for the White House, give him the codes,” Noah said, imitating reporters—including Trump nemesis Megyn Kelly. “This is ridiculous! Trump has basically lowered the media’s expectations so much that not insulting someone seems presidential to them.”
Of course, as CNN’s Jake Tapper aptly demonstrated Wednesday afternoon, Trump had already returned to using his old rhetoric: