On Monday’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah gave a rundown of the acting presidents of the United States, the first of which is Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. One think is clear, Trevor declared, Donald Trump is not running the country. Ahead of him in the line of succession are Vladimir Putin, Jarvanka (a portmanteau of Jared Kushner and Ivanka), Fox News, and Steve Bannon.
The white supremacist Bannon has pushed his ideals on Trump’s administration and even tried to promote himself to the National Security Council by slipping the promotion into an executive order that Trump signed without reading. “How is this real life? This is insane,” Noah said. “The president didn’t know what was in the executive order.”
Bannon appeared on the cover of Time this month with the headline, “The Great Manipulator.” But when Joe Scarborough, on Trump’s favorite show Morning Joe, suggested Bannon is calling the shots, Trump tweeted an hour later, “I call the shots.”
For someone who spends his time watching TV and tweeting, Trump doesn’t seem like he has much control at all. So, “As of this moment, you are the real president,” Noah told Bannon. “The American people didn’t elect you. But then again, they kind of didn’t elect Trump either.”