It’s certainly not “equal time,” but Trevor Noah did just recently spend “some time” going after President Donald Trump’s so-called “enemy” – the mainstream media. The popular host of “The Daily Show” took issue within Tuesday’s episode with reports claiming that Trump was considering firing Robert Mueller. Mueller is the former FBI director who was appointed by the Department of Justice to lead the special counsel investigating whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.
Noah claimed that he understood why the media would want to cover that story – “it’s fun to gossip which, if we’re honest, is at this point all the story really is.” The report that Trump was considering firing Mueller was picked up by several major networks, as you can see in the video below. It was based on a “PBS NewsHour” interview with Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy. He is a friend of Trump, and he suggested that the president is “considering perhaps terminating the special counsel.”
That was all the mainstream media needed; Kristen Welker, with NBC News, reported that such a decision would amount to be “political suicide” for Trump. After Noah played the clip, he said, “Look, I know it’s exciting to think about Trump sabotaging his presidency, but this is a rumor ― no more, no less,” Noah said. “Why waste energy on speculative crazy when there’s so much actual crazy to focus on?”
It wasn’t “equal time,” Noah emerged from his rant against the media by suggesting that we focus on the House Republicans voting to pass a bill last week that would roll back strict regulations placed on banks after the 2008 financial crisis. Noah suggested we should spend less time on “gossip” and more time on things like this: “Yes, finally, Republicans standing up for the white working class banks.”
After you watch this segment on “The Daily Show,” tell us what you think.
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