Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you’re well aware that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has dominated the political headlines. While it hasn’t been the best few weeks for politics, it’s at least been rather entertaining. Trump might very well be the perfect Republican presidential candidate, but it’s still hard for many people to believe that he’s not only running for president – he’s actually leading in many polls of probable Republican primary voters.
That lead might be short-lived as his remarks mocking Sen. John McCain’s military service are almost certain to negatively impact his numbers. Though as I pointed out yesterday, for Republicans to act “appalled” at his comments is completely hypocritical considering the GOP once proudly bashed, mocked and belittled the war record of a Vietnam veteran – not to mention some of the same Republicans who are acting appalled over Trump now were actively seeking out his endorsement in 2012.
Well, Jon Stewart returned from vacation last night and had plenty to say about his “favorite” presidential candidate. He hammered the Republican party’s hypocrisy over the “outrage” many have expressed over Trump’s comments considering the whole reason they’ve embraced him the last few years is because of the vile comments he’s said about President Obama.
“The only reason you like this guy in the first place is because of the terrible things he was willing to say about Obama,” Stewart said. “But Trump has no control over the projectile vomit of d*ckishness that comes out of his mouth every time he opens it. It was inevitable some of his word puke was gonna get on you.”
He then mocked how the GOP should have known better, considering they’ve already experienced this sort of hate-filled gibberish from Sarah Palin for years.
“Once you cast a spell and bring an Internet comment to life, it no longer belongs to you,” he explained. “Only this time, the chatroom troll emoji you’ve conjured has $10 billion of its own money.”
Pretty much everything Stewart said last night was spot-on. He echoed many of the same points I’ve made over the last couple of weeks concerning Trump and how Republicans only have themselves to blame for all the ridiculousness that comes along with him. Because the truth is, if they didn’t embrace and promote him so heavily over the last few years, he would have never ran for president. But due to the fact that he pandered to the ignorance of the tea party, especially the absurd “birther” nonsense, he was given a weekly platform on Fox News and was then accepted by many leading Republicans as a “political voice” within their party.
While it’s unlikely Trump’s lead among other Republican presidential candidates will last much longer, history will forever show that, for several weeks after basically calling most Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists, Donald Trump skyrocketed to the top of the GOP presidential field.
Watch the segment below via Comedy Central: