During The Daily Show’s “Yearly Show” one-hour special tonight, Trevor Noah predictably lamented the loss of President Obama and railed against the current administration.
In a telling moment, Noah derided those still calling on Trump to “stop tweeting” and begin acting “presidential.”
“Fundamentally, Donald Trump wants to be president, but he doesn’t want to do president,” Noah said. “Being president is symbolic. You fly around, you kiss the babies, you make the speeches– that’s being president. Being president is hard, it’s boring.”
“No one wants to do that part,” he added, “Maybe Hillary.”
But the moment that sealed who Trump truly is for Noah – “the cutest, most terrifying thing we’ve ever seen in our lives” – was when Trump decided to get in the cab of a truck and pretend to be a truck driver.
“He jumped in and started to fake-drive that truck with more passion than he’s given any other topic in the presidency. And that’s when I realized, that’s all Donald Trump ever wanted, people. He just wanted to play president. America didn’t need to elect him, they could have just bought him a Fisher-Price ‘My First President’ set– it would have been the same thing,” Noah said.
Of course, the move – while shameful – comes as no surprise for a man who would rather sit in front of the television and consume Fox News, tweet targeted attacks at American citizens and international allies, and eat chocolate desserts than dedicate time to effectively govern the country.
“Terrifying” is right.