Trevor Noah opened Wednesday night’s Daily Show with “breaking news” out of Trump’s White House: “Believe it or not, today someone got fired,” the host said.
The comedian was referring to David Shulkin, who lost his job as secretary of Veteran Affairs in favor of the president’s personal doctor, Ronny L. Jackson.
“Yep, President Trump has fired his secretary of Veterans Affairs,” Noah said. “And he’s replaced him with the official White House doctor, the man who gave Trump his presidential physical.”
Jackson is the same doctor who famously flattered Trump by praising his “incredible genes” and saying during a press conference that he “told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years he might live to be 200 years old.”
The host said this “sort of makes sense” because Trump probably figured, “Anyone who’s seen me naked deserves a reward.” As Stormy Daniels’ photo appeared on screen, he added, “So it was either this promotion or paying him $130,000. And I’m never doing that again.”