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Trevor Noah fires off on Trump over pardon of ‘racist’ Joe Arpaio

“You know, for a guy who’s 'not racist,' Donald Trump sure has a lot of racist friends."

President Trump made yet another controversial decision last week as he pardoned former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who ran hellish prisons and targeted immigrants. On Monday’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah want off on the president for using his pardon power to free his controversial supporter.

“Yes, the man Trump pardoned is regarded by many as one of the worst sheriffs in America. Worse than Sheriff Clarke, worse than Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane, worse than the sheriff Bob Marley shot in his song—and that guy was a dick,” Noah said. “That guy was a real dick. I mean, Bob Marley was super chill. If he killed you, you had it coming.”

“You know, for a guy who’s not racist, Donald Trump sure has a lot of racist friends,” Noah remarked. “He’s like the straight guy at the gym that all the gay guys hit on. Maybe they know something you don’t. Just maybe.”

“It feels like Trump did this not just to reward Arpaio’s loyalty, but to send a message to all his other cronies from the campaign: Hey, guys, good news. We get our own set of laws. You don’t need to cooperate with Mueller and the Russian investigation. I’ll just pardon you.”


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