On Monday’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah reacted to Friday’s news that the Republicans were pulling their healthcare bill. Over the weekend, Trump, Paul Ryan, and Congressional Republicans all played the blame game after their Obamacare replacement went down without a vote.
Trump blamed the Freedom Caucus for stopping the bill, but he also tweeted Sunday that everyone should watch Jeanine Pirro on Fox News that night. “I don’t know Judge Jeanine, but if the president is telling me to watch her show, I’ve got to watch,” Noah said. “I mean, I’m on a green card, I’m not trying to break the law.”
That night, Pirro “coincidentally” opened her show by calling for Paul Ryan to step down as Speaker of the House in clipped, angry tones. “Wow, that Fox News shit was insane,” Noah remarked. “In fact, it sounded just like North Korea’s propaganda news,” he said, showing a clip of a North Korean anchor using a similar tone.
Pirro tried to remove blame from Trump, saying no one expected him to be able to get this done. “No one expected the president to be a president?” Noah asked. She sounds “like a mom who’s blaming other kids for something her stupid son did willingly.”
During a commercial break, Trevor offered a perfect metaphor for what happened with the healthcare bill. Turns out Paul Ryan was just flexing with nothing to back it up.