Trevor Noah Shocked by Trump Surge: How Can America Be This ‘Hateful’?
‘The Daily Show’ host opened his comedy show Tuesday night in utter despair over the state of the election results.
One night after he warned Americans that electing Donald Trump would mean empowering the Ku Klux Klan, it started to hit Trevor Noah that the “scariest shit” he’s ever imagined in his life might actually be happening. And it happened on live television.
The mood on The Daily Show’s live election night special was a bit more on edge than they may have anticipated. When Noah went live at 11 p.m. ET, Trump had already won North Carolina, was about to win Florida, and looked poised to barrel through Hillary Clinton’s firewall. No one, including the host, was remotely in the mood for comedy.
“This is it, the end of the presidential race, and feels like the end of the world,” Noah said. “You know, I’m not going to lie, I don’t know if you’ve come to the right place for jokes tonight, because this is the first time throughout this entire race where I’m officially shitting my pants.”