Trevor Noah on Afghanistan Speech: ‘Trump’s a Problem Solver The Same Way Godzilla is a City Planner’


On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah addressed President Trump‘s “good speech” on Afghanistan that he “successfully read.”

“I know that he’s been president for seven months, but seeing Donald Trump making military decisions is still weird for me,” Noah reacted. “I mean he must be the first human being in history who gets to command an army after starring in a Pizza Hut commercial.”

The Daily Show host pointed out that there were very few specifics given in that speech, but Trump did mention that he was a “problem solver.”

“Yeah,  Trump is a ‘problem solver’ the same way Godzilla is a city planner,” he quipped. “The only way Donald Trump can consider himself a problem solver is if he stops creating problems!”

Noah told his audience that we were listening to “Book Report Trump” who gave us “complete sentences and coherent thoughts” instead of “crazy tangents” and  “crowd work,” but acknowledged “Freestyle Trump” when Trump called terrorist “losers.”

“Even as he is escalating a war, Trump has to throw in his catch phrase,” Noah reacted.

He gave Trump credit for acknowledging his own flip flop on Afghanistan, but told the country he changed his mind after “sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office. In other words, when you’re president of the United States.”

“Oh!” Noah exclaimed. “So that’s what ‘sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office’ means! Being president! I’m so glad he explained it to us the same way Gen. [John] Kelly explained it to him!”

Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.

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