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Trevor Noah compares Trump to corrupt South African President Jacob Zuma

"I'm not saying it's going to be the same here as it is in a third world country...I'm saying it could be much worse."

Trevor Noah is getting a taste of home with the recent election of Donald Trump. The South African host of The Daily Show introduced many Americans to current South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday’s show when Noah compared Trump to the corrupt leader. Zuma has been awash in scandals since taking office, but is a populist who has lashed out at the media and threatened to jail rivals. Sound familiar?

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Noah, who famously compared Trump to African dictators last year, called the two men “brothers from another mother.” When Zuma was elected, South Africa’s economy was “humming and the country was celebrating its first black president.” But South African voters “decided to shake things up and elected a charismatic anti-establishment president,” who turned the country “from a rising power into a troubled state.”

That narrative is indeed familiar, but Noah said it won’t necessarily be the same with Trump in America. “I’m not saying it’s going to be the same here as it is in a third world country,” Noah said. “Of course not. I’m saying it could be much worse.”

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