South African Trevor Noah has said time and time again that President Trump acts like an African dictator. As Noah pointed out on Wednesday’s Daily Show, with his most recent controversial decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, Trump is only further proving Noah’s point.
“Trump fired James Comey, the man who happened to be leading the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had colluded with Russia to win last year’s election, the man who, as director of the FBI, is supposed to be politically independent, almost untouchable,” he said. “People, I’m not going to sugar-coat this — this is bad for democracy.”
Trevor then played clips of pundits saying that this was the type of thing that would happen in a third-world country. But Trevor advised them not to mince words. This is what happens in Africa.
“I don’t get why people still say, ‘This could never happen in America,'” he said. “Isn’t this the place where anything is possible? So even Africa is possible in America. First it’s Dictator Trump, and pretty soon Bono’s gonna be throwing benefit concerts for the U.S.”
“Here’s the thing: Democracies don’t go away in a flash. People need to get that into their minds. You don’t just wake up one morning and tanks are rolling through the streets. That’s not how it works. It’s a slow burn, with many steps along the way, and this is a big step. Without Congress to rely on, Comey was the one person we trusted to be unbiased. Whether you liked or hated his decisions, it didn’t feel like he was on anyone’s side.”
“A lot of people are distraught by this decision,” said Noah. “The other people are Russians.”