Words cannot express how much I miss Jon Stewart hosting The Daily Show. Trevor Noah is a very funny and talented individual who’s done a solid job carving out his own vision for the show — but replacing Jon Stewart is not an easy task.
When Stewart was host, I’d write articles about his commentary three or four times a week. Nearly every show was must-see television. When heartbreaking tragedies struck, Stewart’s words were almost always on-point, perfectly summarizing the emotions many of us were feeling at that time. I always said Stewart was a brilliant newsman (even if he almost certainly doesn’t view himself in that way) who just happens to be incredibly funny.
Even though he’s mostly remained out of the limelight since his retirement from The Daily Show, Stewart has appeared on The Late Show with his good friend Stephen Colbert on a few occasions.
Well, one of those was Monday night when the two got together to try to put a positive spin on Trump’s “presidency.”
As Colbert mockingly declared that he would give “balance” to the coverage Trump receives from late night show hosts, who the “president” had recently tweet-whined about being unfair to him, he brought out Stewart to add the “balance” to his “usual unfair slamming of the president.”
After several attempts where Stewart struggled to find something positive to say about Trump that included saying him being “president” is better than hot lava being poured into his nether regions, the former Daily Show host finally snapped after Colbert played a clip of Trump telling reporters “you’ll see” when they asked him what he meant by his “calm before the storm” remark he made while surrounded by members of the military and their families.
“What the f*ck is wrong with this guy?!,” Stewart exclaimed.
He then went on to criticize Trump for treating the presidency like a reality show, offering answers that sound more like cliffhangers rather than competent statements made by a “president.”
Stewart then slammed Trump for suggesting that what we’re currently experiencing with the circus-like administration he’s running isn’t the “storm.”
“How the f*ck is this not the storm?,” Stewart asked. “This is all the storm.”
“What kind of a sociopath would use that terminology,” he continued.”While people are still literally cleaning up from storms.”
Finally, Stewart said he couldn’t put a positive spin on Trump, telling Colbert that he had to provide the balance. At which point Colbert paused for a moment, gathered his thoughts, then finally echoed one of Stewart’s thoughts from earlier.
“Donald Trump… is not — a cannibal,” Colbert said.
If you love Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, I would definitely suggest you take a few moments to watch the segment. This was an absolutely hilarious mocking of Donald Trump, his non-stop whining, and what a joke his “presidency” has been.
Watch the segment below via CBS: