Alex Jones, the far-right radio host of InfoWars, has been in the news lately as he goes through divorce proceedings. While Stephen Colbert took the opportunity to mimic Jones with a new character, Trevor Noah opened The Daily Show Tuesday by comparing the conservative pundit to his supporter, President Trump.
Jones’ wife claimed he was unfit to have custody, but his attorney said his loudmouth persona is just a character and that Jones is a “performance artist.” Noah sees the noted the similarities between Trump’s campaign persona.
“I see why Donald Trump has always liked Alex Jones,” Noah said. “They’re basically doing the same thing. Trump is also a character who whips people up with whatever provocative bullshit works, and then when it suits him he steps away.”
“On the campaign, he’s like, ‘China is raping us on trade everybody!’” Noah explained. “And then all of a sudden, he goes, ‘President China ate my cake. It’s cool, we’re good now.’”
“Maybe Trump is also a performance artist. Maybe this is all a scam.” Watch the clip to see Noah imitate a new kind of Trump.