Trevor Noah: ‘You Don’t Have To Be a Rocket Scientist’ to Connect Trump to Bomb Scares, Synagogue Shooting


On Monday night, Trevor Noah tied President Donald Trump‘s rhetoric to recent events that have rocked the country like the targeted bomb scares of prominent Democrats and the synagogue shooting that took place in Pittsburgh.

Last week, over a dozen pipe bombs were mailed out to some of Trump’s most fiercest critics like President Obama, the Clintons, and CNN by an avid Trump supporter. And over the weekend, an anti-Semite who hated the president murdered eleven Jews at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Well, Noah believed there was a connection.

“There were three incidents that took place recently and I don’t think you have to be a rocket scientist to draw the lines between these people and the rhetoric that is parroted by the president of the United States right now,” Noah said in a behind the scenes clip to his Miami audience. “And I understand that we live in a difficult time and space where, you know, we have to be careful to not jump and say ‘you made this happen, Donald Trump,’ but we can also live in a space where we say as humans but as president, we would hope that you would try to avoid or dissuade people from doing the same things. But if anything, it seems like his message post that has been, ‘This is not my fault, I have nothing to do with any of this, and if anything, the media is to blame because they’re the enemy of the people, they report certain stories that I don’t believe are true, so they’re at fault.’ And his message really was, ‘We need to come together under my rules.'”

Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.

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