Daily Show Enlists Actual Hostage Negotiator to Get Through to GOP Strategist on Shutdown

A lot of the rhetoric over the government shutdown has included the term “hostage-takers,” and on Tuesday night’s Daily Show, correspondent Jason Jones enlisted an actual hostage negotiator to help him talk with a Republican strategist to understand exactly what the GOP’s demands are.

At first, Jones tried to talk one-on-one with Noelle Nikpour, but couldn’t keep up the mock-agreement facade and tracked down an actual hostage negotiator to help him.

But it didn’t help much, as Jones kept yelling through his megaphone every time Nikpour spoke. When she said Obamacare is one of the worst things ever to happen to the country, he shouted, “Do you remember fucking slavery?!”

And even the seasoned hostage negotiator said he’s never encountered anything quite like this before.

Watch the video below, via Comedy Central:

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