Trevor Noah “The View” Video: Donald Trump “Muscling In” On Our Fake News
After Noah took the stage, Whoopi Goldberg said he’s in a “poop storm” covering the presidency, and asked for his thoughts on Trump’s press conference. “This was Donald being Donald. You have to give him credit for coming out and hosting a press conference,” said the late-night host. Noah argued that Trump was initially “doing well” when reading his prepared remarks.
“Then it’s almost like he realizes this is boring,” Noah said, noting how Trump then changed gears and “thrives” on the back and forth. With a nod to “The Daily Show,” the Comedy Central personality cracked, “We’re the real fake news, and now he’s muscling in on our turf.” But guest co-host D.L. Hughley said he has trouble distinguishing “what’s comedy and what’s sad” with Trump.
Hughley admitted, “I don’t know whether to cry or drink or do all of them.” In response, Noah compared the situation to an asteroid coming to hit the earth. “Some days you’re going to cry, but sometimes you have to laugh and go, ‘This asteroid is in the shape of a penis,'” he quipped.
Noah further said of Trump’s government, “It’s almost like you have multiple administrations running separately from each other.” He name-checked Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Sean Spicer, among others. He further decried America’s “branding problem” and how Republicans try to take advantage of it, like calling the Affordable Care Act “Obamacare.”
Goldberg and Hughley also wanted Noah’s thoughts on claims Trump and his administration are racist. “When are we going to start treating racism like a disease? That’s my problem,” he said, comparing the issue to alcoholism. “It’s heredity. It’s passed down. You teach it to your children.”
And while some journalists are planning to boycott the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Noah admitted, “I would host it. I would gladly host it. As long as Donald Trump shows up, I would host.” Asked by Joy Behar if he’d “roast” the president, Noah pointedly said, “I would just tell the truth.”
After a commercial break, Noah discussed his book Born A Crime, the title of which was inspired by the fact that he was born when interracial relationships were illegal in South Africa. He lovingly spoke about being raised by his mother, and confessed to struggling with self-esteem, which he connected back to the original topic of Trump. “You look at ISIS, you look at the alt-right. You look at all of these stories — what ties in?” he asked.
Noah answered himself, “Low self-esteem and impotence, people feeling like they’re not enough, so they try to oppress others.” Watch below.