Trevor Noah found himself in an odd position on Tuesday, having to tell jokes during a live, hour-long edition of The Daily Show that aired as the presidential election headed in a direction that few pundits and pollsters had predicted.
At the start of Noah’s Election Night broadcast, Donald Trump was leading Hillary Clinton in electoral votes, and it looked like the former Apprentice host would finish the night victoriously. Flabbergasted by what seemed like an inevitable outcome, even in the 11 pm hour, Noah took a moment to ponder what the United States of America had done.
“I’m not going to lie… I don’t know if you came to the right place for jokes tonight, because this is the first time throughout this entire race where I’m officially sh—ting my pants,” he said. “I genuinely do not understand how America can be this disorganized or this hateful… [W]hen most democracies in the world pick a leader, they go by, you know, ‘Who did more people vote for?’ America just makes it interesting by being like, ‘Oh, no, let’s do this Electoral College thing.'”
Later, the Daily Show host declared that he was already sick of all the “winning” Trump spoke of throughout his campaign. He also showed how a potential Clinton defeat was already negatively effecting the peso, which would make it that much harder for Mexico to pay for Trump’s wall.
What did you think of Noah’s “Democalypse 2016 Live” monologue? Do you agree with his sentiment?