The Daily Show went live Thursday night following Donald Trump’s lie-filled speech from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. And while it was refreshing to see host Trevor Noah respond so quickly to the nominee’s remarks, it was a taped piece that ended up stealing the show.
Following his opening segment, Noah introduced a full-on parody of the biographical film that preceded Trump’s speech, narrated not by Jon Voight, but instead by the one woman the candidate hates more than Megyn Kelly: Rosie O’Donnell. Following a false start marred by technical glitches, the show presented the full film in all its glory.
“Donald Trump was born on Flag Day 1946, nine months after the nuking of the Japanese Asians,” O’Donnell said as archival footage of Trump played on screen. “Some say, the radiation gave fetal Trump his Godzilla-sized business acumen and his Godzilla-sized head-to-hand ratio.”
“In school, young Donald showed great promise as a negotiator, settling a dispute with his music teacher by punching him in the face,” she continued, noting that that is something that actually happened.
O’Donnell continued to explain how Trump went to New York Military Academy, but somehow never made it to Vietnam, “due to a sudden tragic diagnosis of heel spurs, a condition so debilitating it spread to his brain.” After showing a clip of Trump calling dating his “personal Vietnam,” O’Donnell said, “Someone should pin a Purple Heart on that orange dick.”
Eventually, the video arrived at Trump’s presidential campaign, when he used Rosie O’Donnell as a punchline during his very first debate on Fox News. At that point, the narrator was forced to break character. “OK, you fucking piece of shit,” she said, going off on a bleep-filled rant that ended with, “I swear to Christ, I will step on you.”
You can tell she needed to get that out, and thankfully The Daily Show found the perfect way to let her do so.