Trevor Noah weighed in on the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s handling of the Parkland shooting on Monday night.
The Daily Show host began by addressing the armed deputy who waited four minutes outside of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School while students and teachers were being gunned down, calling it “heartbreaking.”
“You have to admit, what this deputy did was inexcusable,” Noah said. “He just blew off the basic purpose of his job.”
He then pivoted to the highly-criticized Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, who touted his own “amazing” leadership to CNN’s Jake Tapper over the weekend.
“‘Amazing leadership?’ You can see Jake Tapper in his mind doing a spit take,” Noah reacted. “‘Amazing leadership?’ I’m sorry, but no. Denzel Washington in Remember The Titans? That was amazing leadership.”
Noah then made the following observation:
“Look, it’s clear that the deputy didn’t do his job. He was armed. He was at the school. And he didn’t help. Now, for some people, this shows exactly why there’s no point in arming teachers because if a trained officer didn’t come to the rescue, then how is Mrs. Flenderson going to do any better? But for others, the deputy failing to go in shows exactly why you need teachers to be strapped.”
He played a clip of President Trump pushing his position of having armed teachers who “love their pupils.”
“So what we need is someone who loves high school kids and knows their way around guns,” Noah continued. “Wait a second, I know just the guy…”
It was failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“What?!? The dude needs a job!” Noah shouted. “He can’t work at the mall!”
Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.
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