Jon Stewart Takes a Break from Retirement with Intelligent Discourse that’s Missing from the U.S. Elections*
When Jon Stewart was the host of The Daily Show, he rarely withheld his opinion of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. But since the comedian retired, he’s been mostly silent about the upcoming election as he focuses on the animal sanctuary he founded in New Jersey.
That recently ended when Stewart appeared on a podcast with President Obama’s former advisor, David Axelrod. As is made obvious in the video (above), Stewart still can’t stand Donald Drumpf.
During the podcast, Jon questions whether or not the “man-baby” is capable of leading a nation, referring to a previous podcast in which the business tycoon appeared.
“He is a man-baby.” Stewart said. “He has the physical countenance of a man, and a baby’s temperament and hands.”
He then dared to call Trump a “narcissistic asshole,” echoing the sentiments of thousands – if not millions – of people upset with the presidential contender’s repeated racist and sexist rhetoric.
Over the years, Stewart has made a routine of mocking Donald Trump. In 2013, however, after the comedian made a joke at the expense of the soon-to-be presidential contender, Trump took to Twitter to express his outrage. In typical fashion, he whined that he was “much smarter” than Stewart and described him as “totally overrated.”
It’s interesting to note that his attack pattern hasn’t changed much in the past few years. By referring to the comedian by his legal name, critics suspect Trump was seeking to demean Stewart by pointing out his Jewish ethnicity. His division-through-superiority tactic is, undoubtedly, what has won him racist, sexist, and anti-Semitic followers.