As we head into what might be the most entertaining presidential race of any of our lifetimes, I still can’t believe Jon Stewart is leaving. The 2016 election is made for someone like Stewart. While I have high hopes for Trevor Noah, I just can’t see anyone replacing everything that Jon Stewart brings as a political commentator and comedian.
Take last night for example. Stewart pretty much lost it when it came to Republicans defending Donald Trump’s extremely offensive and racist remarks about Mexican immigrants.
After a fairly hilarious mocking of Trump that involved comparing him to a monkey that throws poop at the zoo, Stewart set his sights on those who’ve defended his comments, especially where he claimed the majority of Mexican immigrants coming to the U.S. were probably “rapists.”
“It is hard to get mad at Donald Trump for saying stupid things, in the same way you don’t get mad at a monkey when he throws poop at you at the zoo,” Stewart said. “It’s a monkey. It’s what they do. In some ways, it’s on you for watching. What does get me angry is the ridiculous, disingenuous defending of the poop-throwing monkey.”
He then showed clips of Rep. Steve King (R-IA), Fox News’ Steve Doocy, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) all downplaying, denying or defending Trump’s pathetic remarks.
“That is such buzzword-nothing bullsh*t,” Stewart said of Cruz trying to claim this outrage over Trump’s comments is about the “PC” media not wanting to admit there’s a problem with immigration. “Who doesn’t want to admit what?”
Stewart then played Trump’s comments in slow motion, at one point using a bouncing ball you might see on a child’s sing-along video to emphasize what the GOP presidential candidate was saying, since so many other Republicans seem to be trying to claim that’s not what he actually said.
“Stop pretending,” Stewart said. “Trump said Mexico is purposely sending us drugs, killers and rapists. And within that group there may be, he’s not sure, some people who are good. That’s the part he’s not sure about. He’s only sure about the overwhelming number of killers, rapists and drug addicts Mexico has sent us. That is what he f*cking said.”
He also made sure to point out that a study Trump quoted to back up his asinine claims was actually referring to how 80 percent of the women who risk the trip to the United States are raped – which is completely different that the nonsense Trump is saying.
Though Stewart tried to look on the bright side to all of this, saying that there’s no way someone like Trump, who’s clearly a babbling buffoon, is ever going to be taken seriously – only to have his hopes crushed when he showed several polls where “The Donald” had jumped into second place among Republican presidential candidates.
“F*ck me,” Stewart said as he went to commercial.
That pretty much sums up the shocking reality that Donald Trump has skyrocketed to become a leading candidate for the GOP nomination.
Watch the segment below via Comedy Central: