The Daily Show was the first of several late-night shows to go live following Monday night’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. And host Trevor Noah was eager to weigh in on what will surely be one of the most-watched political events of all time.
“Welcome to the real live version of Twitter, people!” Noah said after playing a montage of the debate’s nastiest moments. “At that point, Lester Holt wasn’t even moderating anymore, he was just eating popcorn like everyone else.”
Noah proceeded to hit Trump for claiming Clinton has been “fighting ISIS her entire adult life,” asking “Why not?” when Clinton suggested he would blame her for anything, and bragging about not paying his taxes. “I’m sorry, what? Dude, taxes are a responsibility, not something to evade,” Noah said. “You’re running to be the No. 1 citizen of a country. You shouldn’t brag about ways you found ways to get around the rules.”
But nothing made Noah angrier than Trump comparing American airports to those in developing-world countries. “Our airports are nicer than yours, Donald Trump,” the South African host said. “Don’t bring third-world countries into this shit, you hear me?”
Finally, Noah channeled Trump when he brought up the candidate’s persistent, audible sniffing throughout the debate. “I don’t want to start any rumors, but there’s a reason I think Trump didn’t do well,” he said. “I’m not sure and I’m not trying to start rumors, but Trump was sniffing a lot at the debate. And someone needs to look into that.” Perhaps, the host suggested, Trump was just “sniffing all of the bullshit he was saying.”