Trevor Noah Was "Very Much Afraid" For Donald Trump To Take Over The Presidency
Comedy Central's The Daily Show had it's live election episode on Tuesday night. And it's host, Trevor Noah, was "very much afraid" that Donald Trump could win the electoral vote. The show was called "Democalypse 2016," a fitting title considering the strong disdain he has for the now elected president. When the show started airing at 11 p.m. ET, Trump had already won North Carolina and was suspected to win Florida, as well. As a result, Noah and the show had to be fast on their feet, quickly determining how they should run the show.
Noah held nothing back when keying audiences into his emotions on the election.
In spite of his reaction to the potential electoral outcome, he did manage to sprinkle in some jokes here and there. Noah made a Game of Thrones quip, called Trump "a racist sunset," and brought up the Mexican peso.
The host wiped off his metaphorical makeup a bit when he admitted: "I can't front: I am very much afraid." MTV senior political correspondent, Ana Marie Cox, shared his stance on the matter.
Not something to laugh about, indeed. The usually comedic host had only dark humor to offer his viewers. Noah then showed stills of the Trumps voting, the Trump men peered over at their wives as if to ensure that their spouses were voting for their family's side. Noah then acknowledged and teased Hillary Clinton's thoughts after voting, and how she felt "humbled." Noah called "BS," "seeing your name as president, that's like the opposite of humbling," he went on. "Now Hillary's like 'no, no I'm really humbled now.'" Watch a few minutes of the show here.