Trevor Noah Makes An Absurd Comparison Between Him And Trump
Viewers have been watching Trevor Noah on “The Daily Show” in record numbers since Donald Trump was elected, leading the talk show host to believe that he might have more in common with the president than he expected.
“Sometimes when I look at Trump I see a lot in common. It’s like Harry Potter and Voldemort,” Noah began in an interview with Playboy published Tuesday.
“We both came out of nowhere, we were both the crazy outsider choice who people said wouldn’t succeed, we both did it in a different way that people weren’t so happy with, we’ve both done way better than people anticipated, and now inevitably it means our destinies are linked,” the comedian explained.
“Maybe the moment will come when both of us go head to head and one of us comes out alive,” Noah added.
Trump was the unlikely candidate with no political experience who shocked Washington with the unconventional campaign that helped him win the election over Hillary Clinton. Noah was an unlikely comedian to take over “The Daily Show” with no talk show hosting experience.
Noah has been outspokenly critical of Trump on his show throughout the election and now into his presidency. January was the comedian’s highest-rated month since his “Daily Show” debut, and Noah has begun to see himself as the chosen one to face Donald Trump.
“I always say Donald Trump is like an asteroid heading for the planet which could kill everybody and we’re all afraid but at the same time, it’s shaped like a penis,” he told the Playboy. “So you’re in the place where you’re like, ‘Yeah it’s dangerous,’ but you can’t deny the moments where it’s so ludicrous you just have to laugh.”
“The key though, is to remember that the two things can exist simultaneously,” Noah explained. “You can laugh at a dangerous clown, but you must never forget that it is dangerous.”