“For Hurricane Harvey victims counting on federal aid, things were looking very bleak. But then, at roughly 12:30 p.m. EDT, a true miracle took place. The thing that you would never expect to happen actually happened: Donald Trump made a deal.”
That’s how The Daily Show host Trevor Noah opened his program Wednesday night, complimenting President Trump on reaching a bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and provide funding for victims of Hurricane Harvey, the natural disaster that has wreaked havoc on the state of Texas.
Early Wednesday, Trump announced the deal, which was brokered while he was aboard Air Force One.
“We had a great meeting with Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the whole Republican leadership group,” announced Trump during a celebratory press conference. “And we walked out and everybody was happy.”
“It was a really good moment of some bipartisanship,” added Sen. Schumer.
Noah, naturally, was flabbergasted that Trump swallowed his pride and chose to play nice with the Democrats for the sake of the country.
“OK, I don’t know about you guys, but this all feels like some crazy dream. Donald Trump is working together with the Democrats?” said Noah. “But still, Trump and the Democrats working together? You have to admit that’s super weird. It’s like finding our your mom still has sex: You’re happy because she’s a person, you just don’t think of her that way.”
Trump’s deal with the Dems reportedly left GOP leaders “shell-shocked,” especially given that House Speaker Paul Ryan—moments before Trump announced the deal—called the Democratic proposal “ridiculous.”
“Damn, if Paul Ryan had balls that’s right where Trump would have kicked him,” said Noah. “Right there.”