“There was some big, crazy Trump news today,” said Trevor Noah on Wednesday night Daily show. “And I know we say that every day, but this time it’s true.”
Looking back at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the host reminded viewers that President Trump confidently claimed COVID-19 was “not a big deal” and “basically just like the flu.” Since then, “we’ve all learned that this was bullshit.” And now we know that Trump knew it was bullshit too.
He talked, of course, about the bomb revelations from the new book by journalist Bob Woodward AngerThese include notes from the president talking about how deadly the virus was in February and confirming that he had actively downplayed its severity in March, allegedly because he didn̵
“You didn’t mean to panic?” Asked Noah. “You didn’t mean to panic? So what did you want people to die very quietly on the street ?! ”
“Since when has Donald J. Trump been concerned about creating a panic?” he went on. “This is literally his favorite thing. “Cities are on fire! Suburbs are collapsing! Caravans of Antifa Mexicans commit Muslim election fraud! ‘The slogan of his campaign is basically: “Take care!”
Noah admitted that “as a leader, you don’t want people to panic,” but added, “you also want to inform people so that they will be safe.” He compared it to a pilot who told a crashing plane full of passengers to “stay calm”, but also to put on the seat belts and prepare for the impact. “If Trump were a pilot, he would say, ‘Attention, all passengers, everything is fine. Seat belts are for snowflakes, and if you want to straighten your legs, now is the time. Bye!'”
But mostly the host was confused. “Because at first I thought Trump was too stupid to understand what was going on with the virus,” he said. “But it turned out that he was pretty smart in private. But he’s stupid enough to tell Bob Woodward on tape. ”
And before moving any further, Noah shot Woodward and other writers like John Bolton and Mary Trump for waiting to have a book on sale to share such damn information about the president. “Imagine if Paul Revere had that attitude,” he joked. ‘Are the British coming? Find out by pre-ordering my book on Amazon. ‘”
Ultimately, Noah said that while some might think that it is “good news”, that Trump “is not as stupid as we thought”, the revelations in Woodward’s book are actually “terrible news” because they prove that Trump “is the.” Purposely mislead the public “. ”
“We are reminded again today that Donald Trump is not interested in America,” he concluded. “He takes care of himself.”
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