Trevor Noah: Trump Needs to Be 'Put Away' After Second Amendment 'Joke'

Trevor Noah has a theory about Donald Trump: He’s a burgeoning stand-up comedian whose recent comments are no laughing matter.

The Daily Show host on Wednesday reacted to Trump’s suggestion that, in Noah’s words, “people with guns do something” if Hillary Clinton or the Supreme Court try to impede on their Second Amendment rights.

“This is so serious that even Trump’s supporters couldn’t believe what they were hearing,” he said. “Do you know how hard it is to shock a Trump supporter? These are the same people who have heard their candidate say ‘bing bing bong bong’ and thought to themselves ‘This is what we need in the White House.'”

Responding to Trump’s claim that “everyone in the room” understood that he was joking, Noah urged viewers to remember that “he’s not running for president of that room, and everyone outside that room is trying to figure out what the hell he meant.” He, of course, was largely referring to the media, who have turned their analysis of the remark into something comparable to 2015’s #Dressgate.

Though Noah doesn’t think Trump was being serious, he argued that “one of the most basic qualities of a president is that we know what they mean.” He then showed evidence that Trump’s constant riffs, roasts and impersonations on the campaign trail make him more fit for the role of stand-up comedian, not Commander-in-Chief.

“You see, when you’re a presidential candidate with a passionate group of supporters, people tend to listen to you. So here’s what I think we need to do with Donald Trump: We need to put him away. We need to put him away in some underground, windowless room. That’s what we need to do. And then we need to build a wall — an exposed brick wall with a mic and a crowd where he can kill, just not people.”

Is Noah right? Was Trump just kidding about what “Second Amendment people” should do with Clinton and SCOTUS? Weigh in below.

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47 Comments
  1. Bella says:

    This is ridiculous. I don’t like Trump, not even a little bit. But when I heard what he said, he never said people should take her out. I took it as meant, which was that gun owners should vote for him if they want to retain their 2nd amendment rights. The media is doing a terrible disservice to us this election year, because from the beginning, they’ve emphasized stupid stories, without telling us how the candidates stand on important issues. I wish there was a viable third party candidate out there. This may be my year to either not vote for anyone in that office at all or write in somebody.

    • Guest says:

      The Clintons own the media… The whole thing is rigged and the emails about Bernie proved it. What I don’t understand is how someone who has been proven time and time again to be a liar is still able to run for the Democrats… And why people actually are giving her a pass. We impeached Nicon for less… Different times I guess

      • Brigid says:

        I guess the same reason why lying Trump is getting a pass from his supporters. He has also lied time and again when he asked people to invest in his crap business endeavors , took their money, decided it was too expensive to do, declared bankruptcy and left average Americans destitute. This crumb has no ethics or morals and cares about himself only. Now he just said that President Obama and Hillary Clinton created ISIS. Seriously, this man child with the mentality of a 10 year old will hold the codes to nuclear weapons? I’m baffled.

      • Melissa says:

        If you are going to comment about Nixon, learn your history. Nixon was never impeached. Congress was in the middle of the impeachment process, and it was likely that he would be impeached, but Nixon resigned before he was officially impeached.

        Regardless, how were Hillary Clinton’s purported lies (which you don’t even define) worst than the fact that Nixon and his administration actively covered up their involvement in illegal activities, such as bugging their political opponents. Next time your unsupported claims may have some legitimacy if you actually knew any real facts.

      • Mary says:

        What I cannot understand is how anyone can justify this man words or action. The crazy crap that comes out of his mouth is not acceptable for most decent human beings and definitely not Presidential material. Take Hillary out of the picture any sane person would not vote for someone who is crass and clueless. The only ones who might talk like that are a group of uneducated white men in a bar or locker room who really don’t have a clue about politics. You talk about lying Trump has a worst record than Hillary so neither have a pass on that.

      • KCC says:

        When did the Clintons buy the media? It must have been after the House tried to impeach Bill for lying under oath during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. The bias media reported on that stuff daily for months.
        The media report what they think the public wants to tune in to. Reporting on Trump’s statements is a gold mine for their ratings, like Bill Clinton was back in the ’90s. If Trump wants more positive coverage he has to stop talking like a buffoon.

      • maggie says:

        “We impeached Nicon for less” I think you mean Nixon, not Nicon. Nixon resigned before impeachment proceeding were brought. He had a group, called the “White House Plumbers,” who burglarized places, stealing files and information, and bugging rooms. They were caught breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate building. It was a huge deal, and not something you can dismiss with referring it to as “less.”

      • maggie says:

        “The whole thing is rigged and the emails about Bernie proved it.”
        The emails showed personal bias, but any suggestion at sabotaging Bernie’s campaign were dismissed. They didn’t do anything to stop Bernie or smear Bernie. Bernie lost the primaries on his own.

        If the Clinton’s really “owned” the media, then we would be inundated with lies about her. The media has been trashing the Clintons for over 25 years. Investigation after investigation has cleared the Clintons, with the exception that Bill cheated on Hillary and lied about it. Yet, the media keeps bringing up things that were investigated and cleared two decades ago. BTW, Politifact has determined, based on fact checking all the candidates that ran this election season, that Hillary Clinton is the most honest.

    • Joey says:

      If you think that’s what he meant, then you weren’t paying attention to what he said. His words were, “If she wins, and she’ll start picking Supreme Court justices, then there’s nothing we can do. Well, the Second Amendment people, maybe there is. I don’t know.”
      .
      In this hypothetical, Clinton has already been elected president, which is the only way she would be in a position to be nominating judges. Yet he still said “Second Amendment people” could do something about it. If he was joking, it was a terrible joke. If he wasn’t joking, its sedition, plain and simple. Also think about the types of people at Trump rallies. Think about what they might think of such a comment.

      • Ron says:

        Thank you! I can’t believe people are stupid enough to not understand what he truly meant. “Joke” or not, it was an assassination threat, and there are many crazy people out there who will hear that and also understand it as so and act upon it. Trump’s words were beyond dangerous. You’ve explained it well–he created a scenario where she’s already won, therefore telling people to act against someone he’s hypothetically named president means assassination, not rallying behind him to vote. And to go even further with your explanation, right after he said “I don’t know,” he ended by saying something to the effect of “That would be a sad day.” If he was really talking about unification or some BS like that, then why would he say it would be a sad day? It would be “sad” for unification. No! He knew exactly what he was insinuating–i.e., assassination of his political rival–which is why he ended with it being a “sad day.” He needs to be removed from the race immediately. Even though I personally think he crossed the line LONG ago, if ever there was a line, certainly this is it.

      • maggie says:

        Thank you. He was clearly talking about after the election, when a President Clinton would be picking Supreme Court nominees.

    • Brigid says:

      If he really meant that gun owners should take to the polls and vote for him, why did he say he was kidding? He meant what he said as he always does and never apologizes for it.

    • just sayin... says:

      Gary Johnson could potentially make it into the debates which could possibly boost him into a more viable position…

    • A fan of TV says:

      I think you’ve been bought and paid for by the right-wing media who have made it their job to apologize for and make excuses for Trump since it became clear the GOP had no one better to offer this election cycle. He meant what he said, which was that Second Amendment people could do something about Hillary if the SC won’t. Why does this not imply getting out and voting? Because if that’s what he meant he would have referred to all anti-Hillary folks, all GOP voters, all Americans. Instead he specifically highlighted Second Amendment people, then claimed he made a joke. Why would a presidential candidate make a joke about people voting? Answer: he would not. He would make a bad joke about assassinating his rival, then claim he was kidding, on the other hand.

  2. Piers says:

    Hillary should be incarcerated for the myriad laws and ethics she’s trampled, I have fingers crossed that the recent wiki-leaks is enough to put her in the same place as Blago.

    • Elf says:

      Amazing how many people are convinced she’s broken so many laws that she should be in prison for the rest of her life, yet nobody has ever been able to put together any kind of prosecutable case. So wake me when someone has actually pressed charges with a case that will actually stick. Until then all you’ve got is theories, rumors and hate.

      • Bartleby says:

        Amen. Thank you.

      • Tom Hunter says:

        When the DOJ refuses to honestly investigate her, it’s hard to honestly connect the dots.

        • Mary says:

          You mean when you didn’t get the outcome you wanted then it wasn’t a honest investigation. I believe months before the hearing all of you couldn’t wait because she was going down. The FBI was fair and impartial, yet when she wasn’t convicted then they aren’t any good. Just because you don’t like someone doesn’t make them guilty, if you knew the law you might understand that.

        • maggie says:

          Attorney General Loretta Lynch would have no problem going after Clinton or any politician if there was an actual case to be made. Prior to becoming Attorney General, Lynch was the Federal Prosecutor for the Eastern District of New York. In that job, she cleaned out a lot of corruption in our state government. She prosecuted people from both parties, including some of the most powerful Democrats (Pedro Espada Jr. and William Boyland, Jr.) Lynch also went after CitiGroup and HSBC, getting Billions in settlements. Lynch also began the case against FIFA. We New Yorkers know her to be a non-partisan prosecutor who takes her job seriously. (BTW, the talking point that Lynch is a partisan Democrat because she was an attorney for the Clintons during Bill’s impeachment is FALSE. The Loretta Lynch who worked for the law firm who represented Clinton is white and older than the Attorney General.)

        • kath says:

          Think about how much money was wasted as the Republicans tried again and again ($7 million the last time) to prove she had done something illegal over Bengazi and they came up with nothing illegal. Nothing.

      • Piers says:

        Study history. Regardless of how many evil deeds Al Capone perpetrated, in the end the Feds had to finally get him on tax evasion. Don’t make yourself a fool.

      • Lucifer says:

        Yeah, and it’s amazing that nearly every case BLM gets behind turns out to be a false flag, yet they and the media re adamant that every time a black person gets shot by the copts, it’s unjustified before evidence even comes out. But I’m sure you’ll find a way o spin that, huh?

  3. Charles says:

    I am not a Trump Supporter, but every time the media goes hyperbolic on this crap, it just means I have to vote for him in the fall. If they all hate him, then there must be something there to vote for, since they obviously have a bias

    • JScout says:

      You are out of your mind. Your reasoning is incredible. You must be a Trump supporter.

    • Ron says:

      There is literally zero logic to your statement. The response to this statement isn’t hyperbolic at all; it was a not-even-remotely veiled insinuation of assassination. If you actually listen to his entire statement and break it down in parts, there is no possible way to understand it other than a threat of assassination. Obviously I don’t think Trump himself would ever do something like that, but crazy people listen to him and hang on his every word. His words have extreme consequences, and that’s what he doesn’t seem to understand…or care about.

    • Tai says:

      If all it takes to make you vote for him is the media literally showing you what he’s saying, then you were a Trump supporter from the beginning. I have never supported Trump or Hilary. And yet the more Trump talks, the more I feel less on the fence about voting for Hilary. Because at this point, my cat would be a better president than him.

    • Mary says:

      Please refrain from voting if that is the only reason you would vote for him. It is apparent you have no clue.

    • kath says:

      Just think about how many Republicans refuse to support him. Yesterday there were 70 more.
      My guess is that there is something mentally wrong with him and his GOP supporters want too badly to win to accept it.

  4. JScout says:

    How many times have Trump supporters had to say either, “He didn’t mean it”, or “He was just kidding”? He vomits on everyone every time he opens his mouth. He is disgusting. You would think people would be tired of cleaning of his mess every day. And he does mean what he says. This is the real Trump. Pay attention, people.

    • Mary says:

      I personally think Trump doesn’t want the job but his minions don’t get it. The more outrageous he is the more they stand by him. He is probably thinking to himself do we really have this many uneducated fearful angry people in the world.. He was right he could shoot a gun down 5th ave. and his little followers would cheer him on.

      • HAP says:

        Spot on. I’ve thought that from the beginning, he was actually a Manchurian Candidate by self-choice, or put up to it by powerful people to destroy the Republican party.

  5. Robberey says:

    Trevor Noah needs to be put away to his South Afrcan home as fast as possible.

  6. Jake Brown says:

    Why does anyone care what this pompous moron thinks? I’m referring to Noah. Trump basically said that 2nd amendment rights need to be upheld so people in favor of that should stop Hillary by voting for him. It’s not that difficult to understand unless you look for something else to read into to fit the Left’s talking points.

    • Jamie says:

      Except that’s not what he said, so you seem to be the one having trouble understanding. He said there’s nothing “we” can do if Hillary *wins*, “Although the Second Amendment people — maybe there is, I don’t know.” In his scenario, he had already established that Hillary won the presidency, meaning the vote would have already taken place. Think before you type, Jake Brown.

  7. The Kaibosh says:

    Let me say this: people that believe that “the media” is blowing this out of proportion need to show some intelligence. It’s very straight forward: Trump is a showman. His experience is in “giving the people what they want”, which is why he keeps repeating the ridiculous assertion that Obama founded ISIS (its simply wrong and stupid). Its what the crowd wants to hear, plain and simple and Trump enjoys whipping up the crowd. In this particular case Trump was already talking about how bad things would be AFTER the election. There’s nothing you could do folks: was what he was saying. And then as an aside said well maybe there’s something. Anyone who can’t see that he was clearly implying that gun owners could take it upon themselves to do something: is an idiot. Anyone who can’t see that this particular implication was for someone to shoot Hillary: is an even bigger idiot. Joking or not joking: the man has a responsibility to understand that he’s not just talking to the room of rabid fanatics. He’s talking to the whole country, and if Trump can’t see this and won’t own up to the effect he could have: then he really is dangerous. Lock her up? Lock HIM up!

  8. Michael Summerset says:

    So the media doesn’t like Trump. If they don’t want him to be president they shouldn’t have given him so much attention.

  9. Gail Lord says:

    All the programs that I have seen that covered Trump’s 2nd amendment comment made a big mistake. They should have let him roll a little longer so we could hear him say “That would be a horrible day.” Then there would be no ambiguity on what he meant.

  10. TYPE O NEGATIVE says:

    Noah is trying SO HARD to be relevant, and it’s not working

  11. It sounds as though Trevor Noah is calling for the assassination of Donald Trump. Well the MSM call for an investigation and keep this in the news?

  12. Is Trevor Noah suggesting that someone should assassinate Donald Trump? He is more specific in his comment than Trump was in his. Will the MSM pursue this to its deserved end?

  13. kath says:

    A psychologist friend and I talking about Trump’s latest outburst and it occurred to us that he might be in the early stages of dementia.
    He says totally ridiculous things (e.g. Obama created ISIS), has no filter, can’t hold himself back no matter how many times Gingrich, Rudy and Rance told to him, has problems with words and can’t grasp that Putin has already invaded the Ukraine.
    It’s not the the narcissism, it seems like there is something really wrong going on there.

  14. Elaine says:

    Great!!!