Jon Stewart Urges Media to Dump President Trump: 'Kick Him to the Curb'

Former Daily Show frontman Jon Stewart returned to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Monday night to address some of Trump’s recent lies, before turning his focus to the media and its chilly relationship with POTUS.

“I heard Donald Trump broke up with you,” Stewart began, acknowledging the recent ban on certain outlets attending press secretary Sean Spicer’s briefings. “Well, good riddance, I say! Kick. Him. To. The. Curb!”

Stewart then urged media organizations to “get [their] groove back” — in other words, stop believing that Trump will suddenly act more presidential during his time as commander-in-chief: “Seventy-year-old men don’t get less cranky or racist as time goes by.”

The former late-night host ended his plea with this zinger: “Instead of worrying about whether Trump is un-American or if he thinks you’re the enemy… do something for yourself. Take up a hobby. I recommend journalism.”

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49 Comments
  1. Amy says:

    We miss you Jon! I loved your comments about the #liar-in-chief!

    • Patrick Yates says:

      See, I didn’t think it was funny. Timely, yes. Apropos of the situation, absolutely. And, like you, I certainly AGREE with the situation. But this wasn’t, at all, funny. One or two brief chuckles, and that is it.

  2. Everyone in the media hates Trump. OK. We get it already. Stop shoving it down our throats. You got what you wanted for 8 years. Now it’s the grown ups turn; I am so sick and tired of everyone trashing the President. Can you people just get back to doing what you get paid for… entertaining. Jeezus.

    • Brigid says:

      Why they are tax paying Americans, they have EVERY right to their opinion just as you do. Conservatives complained like babies for 8 years and we had to listen to it, now it’s your turn. Deal with it!!!

    • Mariana Trench says:

      I will do everything I can to ensure it is NOT 8 years, but 4 or less.

    • Jj says:

      If you’re a Trump supporter why are you wasting time posting here? Shouldn’t you be phoning in bomb threats to Jewish daycares or vandalizing historically black colleges?

      • quantumbuc says:

        Burn!!!

        (And by “burn”, I mean, of course, burning crosses on minorities’ lawns…)

      • ragnar51 says:

        How intelligent, puke

      • JT says:

        I know you liberals would love it if only people who agreed with you were allowed speak, but despite your best efforts, that is still not how things work here. And how do you have time to post on here, shouldn’t you be off killing unborn babies or something?

        • John Corbae says:

          No, but we do call out and criticize rude and stooooopid speech. First Amendment allows that. Nay, it not only allows it, but encourages it forsooth !!!

    • LM says:

      Ha ha! You’re hilarious! If Trump would stop calling the media “fake” when any news is reported that isn’t flattery, the joke on him and his mentally ill anger will stop.

      “Now it’s the grown ups turn.” You need to re-evaluate what the word, “grown up” means! Someone who will brag of grabbing a woman’s p***y? Someone who makes outrageous, unsubstantiated claims, like 3-5 million fraudulent votes in the election? Or simply someone who’s made the continuing number of juvenile tweets (e.g. calling people overrated who have hurt his feelings)?

      In Trump’s words: Shut the f*** up! (Yes, he said that!)

      PS: Obama ranked #12 of former Presidents in a recent c-span poll of 91 Presidential historians. Trump may be impeached with his connections to Russia.

      • Temperance says:

        The GOp already admits (privately)they’ll be impeaching him – they’re just waiting to further their agenda and until Trump has looks so totally inane (the equally as nuts) Pence will look sane in comparison.

    • Angela says:

      Now it’s the grown ups turn
      .
      Trump’s a grown-up? Could’ve fooled me.
      .
      We’ll stop “trashing” Trump when he starts behaving like a rational human being who has some actual understanding of how the presidency works. Since that doesn’t look to be happening anytime soon, however, well…

    • funnibone31 says:

      Being critical of the President isn’t necessarily “trashing.” It seems like Trump and his supporters can’t make that distinction.

    • Katrinka says:

      If you’re tired of everyone trashing the president, ear plugs might be a good investment because we’re only 39 days in. It’s not going to get better. If you don’t want to hear this stuff, there are hundreds of other shows you can pick from. Unless someone is holding a gun to your head & forcing you to watch. If that’s the case, please dial 9-1-1.

    • Temperance says:

      How much brainwash have you swallowed, and why would you ever think that the sane people of the nation will ever let Dorito Hitler get away with anything? Ever. And the backlash hasn’t even started.

    • Ben says:

      “Stop shot our throats”

      I keep hearing stuff like this, but here’s the thing…. it isn’t about you.

    • John Corbae says:

      This could also be said to pretty much all of FOX news, Limbaugh (who always excuses his rudest remarks as he’s an entertainer and joking), Nugent (not much of an entertainer) or Anne Coulter (employing the mentally challenged). And as Jon Stewart once said to Tucker Carlson, “I’m not your monkey!”

  3. Mary says:

    Interesting, maybe the media should stop covering him for say a week. No televise press conference, his twitter and watch the epic melt down. This might be the way to once and for all prove how unstable he truly is, not to mention the reprieve we all would get. They could call it mental health week.

    • Grey'sFan says:

      I suggested this months ago. Why bother covering him, in person, at all? Write about the idiotic things he’s trying to do so the sane people know what battles to fight, but don’t photograph hime, don’t quote him and unfollow him on social media – the narcissist will come back begging for attention. That’s when you give him back his soother and blankie and get a REAL president to take over. I doubt he lasts four years. Heck he could be fired by summer.

      • Angela says:

        Heck he could be fired by summer.
        .
        One can only hope.
        .
        Anywho, yeah, I agree with both your comments and those of Stewart. The media definitely needs to focus on using their voice and position for good, and making sure facts win out over lies.
        .
        So happy to see Stewart is still out there speaking up and calling this stuff out. Always great to see him and Colbert together, too :D.

      • Temperance says:

        Agreed.

  4. pickles says:

    Stewart can always go back to Canada.

  5. Bluegal says:

    #ImpeachTrumpandPence

  6. Brick House says:

    Yeah, real tough of Jon Stewart. After damn near 9 years of fawning, drooling, and thrills up the leg when “reporting” on anything Barky did, now he wants the press to get their toughness and “groove” back? How about giving the guy a chance instead? Or are we supposed to believe these fake protests just sprung up, all with the same signs and words being used? Yeah right. MAGA!

    • KCC says:

      As I recall the signs at Trump’s rallies are all the same signs and words being used, so I guess they’re fake rallies? MAGA? Yeah right.

    • Temperance says:

      *snickers* Yeah, the pictures of 3-5 times the ‘inaguration’ number of people at the Women’s rally were ‘faked’. LOL!

    • :-) says:

      Yes protest spring up. Supporters bring extra signs like a political rally. Not so hard. Can be done with home printing equipment.

  7. datdudemurphy says:

    Man, I miss Jon…. He needs to come back. The guy was always a class act. Called it even, most of the time.

  8. yemi ajuwon says:

    jon pls come back we all miss you,please come back

  9. Zayne says:

    I find the comments bashing Stewart hilarious considering a decent portion of this bit was also him bashing the childish behavior of the media. Both sides are acting like toddlers and need to be put in the corner for a bit and think about what they’ve done. Heck, the ending joke was a dig at all of these media outlets getting back to journalism.

    Stewart called both sides out. Maybe watch the video before posting your cookie cutter response that you use in every single video with this subject matter.

    • MangoMagic says:

      If there was ever a time TVLine needed a thumbs up system it is now because I seriously wish I could give you all the thumbs up. *All* of them for this spot on comment. Both sides are wrong but folks are so stuck in their own views that they’d rather bash the other side than stop and think about what’s really going on.

    • Temperance says:

      It’s mostly one Russian troll using several names. And they only do ‘cookie-cutter’ they generally cut-and-paste because they get paid per post.

  10. Kevin Tran says:

    I really miss Jon Stewart over and over and over again. Great to see him back as a guest on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show talking about his rant towards President Trump.

  11. Mary says:

    I can see you still haven’t increase your vocabulary. I will say it again, education is a wonderful thing.

  12. lastfrontier84 says:

    Can’t stand this Liberal loon. Hoped when he cancelled his show he would fade into obscurity.

  13. Marcie says:

    I personally would like the media to stop noticing Trump’s tweets. They are just his way of turning the conversation to himself. They were fun to laugh at at first, but the novelty has worn off.

  14. Charissa29 says:

    We need John Stewart back on tv!!

  15. Billy Bob Johnson says:

    I wish he would come back to television. He’s needed now more than ever to point out the hypocrisy of this so-called administration. Trevor Noah is mediocre, at best. America needs Jon Stewart on TV, even if it’s only one day per week, like John Oliver’s show.
    Hey, HBO, let’s get moving with Stewart’s deal and get him on the air. He’ll be good to go for at least four years, possibly eight.

  16. Michael Contreras says:

    Leave Trump alone. Stewart yo soy Latino. We like Trump. You, go away