‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah Nails GOP’s Mark Meadows for Using ‘Black Friend Defense’ in Cohen Hearing
‘The Daily Show’ host roasted Republicans’ ‘airtight response to prove that Trump is the least racist person you will ever meet.’
“Black people wouldn’t vote for you, Trump, because they’re ‘too stupid?’” The Daily Show host said, quoting Cohen. “No, Donald. The reason black people wouldn’t vote for you is because of your trash-ass weave.” He added, “Also the 50 years of well-documented racism, but mostly the weave, my friend!”
“Now, in response to Cohen’s racism accusations, the Republicans on the committee put forward an airtight response to prove that Trump is the least racist person you will ever meet,” Noah said, referring to the way Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) trotted out Lynne Patton, a black woman who works for the Trump Organization, as a literal prop.
Offering up a sarcastic slow clap, Noah said, “Bravo. They used the black friend defense. ‘I cannot be racist, because as you can see I have a black friend!’”
“There are so many things about this that I find funny,” he continued. “One, whenever the Trumps are accused of racism, they always bring the same woman. If you can only bring one black person every time, something tells me you don’t have black friends.”
Noah imagined Patton getting 3 a.m. texts from Trump that read, “I need you to come down the golf club! I thought someone was Steve Harvey but it was not Steve Harvey!”