Trevor Noah: It’s Impossible For Trump to Talk About 9/11 ‘Without Being Totally Weird About It’
On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah mocked President Donald Trump for his history of being “totally weird” about 9/11.
Among many tweets the president made to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Noah drew focus on this one.
17 years since September 11th!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2018
Noah began by saying the simplistic tweet outraged many people since it looked like it was “ghost-written by a calendar,” but to him, it was the “most factually accurate” tweet in the past three months. He also called a “huge step in the right direction” in comparison to the previous things he has said about 9/11.
“Trump has never been able to talk about 9/11 on Twitter or in real life without being totally weird about it,” Noah told the audience.
The Daily Show host then pointed to this 2013 tweet where he extended “best wishes” to everyone, even the “haters and losers” on 9/11.
“@realDonaldTrump: I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2013
“It starts off sounding like a wedding invitation, then it becomes a disc track, then it ends as a birth announcement,” Noah reacted. “Trump tried to commemorate 9/11 and then he ended up writing the world’s most confusing Hallmark card.”
Noah blasted the president over an interview Trump did on September 11, 2001, where he talked about how his building in lower Manhattan may be the “tallest building” because the World Trade Center had collapsed. He also invoked Trump’s debunked claim from the 2016 election that he saw “thousands” of Arab Americans celebrating the attack in New Jersey.
“To be fair, we do know that Trump suffers from a rare medical condition that causes him to see large crowds where they were none,” Noah jabbed the president.
Noah also mocked Trump for his claim that he “helped a little bit” in the aftermath of 9/11 as well as the time he accidentally referred to 9/11 as “7/11.”
“How do you help with 9/11 ‘a little bit?'” Noah asked. “Like you either help or you don’t.”
Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.
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