Trevor Noah opened The Daily Show tonight by defending “handsome scarecrow” Dem presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke from backlash.
After elevating $6.1M within the first 24 hours after declaring his White House bid – “almost enough to bribe your kids into USC” – O’Rourke now appears like a severe candidate, Noah mentioned.
But that candidacy was nearly instantly derailed by revelations of issues O’Rourke has mentioned and accomplished previously. He was once a member of a pc hacking group and, as a teen, wrote on-line essays fantasizing about killing kids by working them over together with his car.
Being a hacker doesn’t damage his credibility with some voters, Noah speculated. Going after him for writing the brief tales is “ridiculous,” the late night time host added.
“He wrote fiction,” Noah mentioned, noting George R.R. Martin “killed” hundreds however possibly is a monster as a result of he refuses “to finish those books.”
“What the hell, George!” Noah shouted. “You and Robert Mueller having a contest? Someone release something, goddamn it!”
O’Rourke spent the weekend apologizing for about 50 issues, Noah marveled.
He apologized for saying his spouse is elevating their three children and he helps generally, promising at a campaign-trail gathering “not only will I not say that again, but I will be much more thoughtful in the way I talk about our marriage.”
He additionally apologized for saying, concerning the presidential race, that he was “born for this.”
“I’m sorry people, but this is out of control,” Noah chided. “People literally want Beto to apologize because he said about the presidential race ‘I was born for this’?”
Critics, Noah complained, “were like ‘That’s white privilege! Are you saying the presidency is your birthright?’”
“No. ‘Born for this’ is a figure of speech we all use to indicate we’re ready for something,” Noah schooled. “I wasn’t actually born for the all-you-can-eat buffet. It’s just something I say.”
“This shit is getting ridiculous,” Noah insisted. “This is not wokeness; this is insanity.”