Trevor Noah Analyzes Different Trumps: Personally, I’m Waiting For ‘Reggae Trump’
On Thursday night, Trevor Noah took on what seemed to be President Trump‘s multiple personalities he displayed this week.
“Every day this week, we have seen a wildly different Donald address the nation,” Noah began. “On Monday, we had Teleprompter Trump… then on Tuesday we had Freestyle Trump… and then Wednesday, Sincere Trump… Three days, three Trumps.”
The Daily Show host compared Trump to a Japanese toilet, “He’s got too many settings to figure out!”
“This sh*t’s insane!” he exclaimed. “Because Serious Trump, Somber Trump, Freestyle Trump — personally, I’m waiting for the first appearance of Reggae Trump.”
Noah told his audience that these different Trumps “isn’t a bug; it’s a feature,” insisting that he’s in “full control” of which Trump shows up and that other politicians have “adjusted their performances” for different crowds like President Obama and President Bush. However, he noted that Trump “doesn’t only change his style; he also changes his message.”
“Here’s the thing, Trump swings are only surprising if you expect Trump to actually be president,” he continued. “But Donald Trump isn’t a president. He’s just playing one on TV.”
He then played a clip of Trump during the campaign of him literally acting “presidential” during a rally.
Noah drew this conclusion:
“See? Listen to that audience. They loved it then and they love it now because Trump is simply exploiting something that we’ve all known about politics: half of it is performance. But what Donald Trump either doesn’t get or doesn’t care about is that the other half is governance. When most politicians perform, it’s a means to an end, you get the crowd on your side so you can govern. Trump only wants to govern so he can have the crowd on his side and not believing anything really frees Trump up to act differently depending on the situation. It’s acting.”
He urged his audience not to think of Trump as “America’s worst president,” but instead think of him as the “Academy Award winner for Best Actor in a Presidency.”
Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.
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