The Daily Show with Trevor Noah breaks down day two of President Donald Trump’s UK visit.
It was clear that there were going to be a lot of eyes on President Donald Trump during his state visit to Great Britain. Taking an especially close look would be the late night shows. For day two of the trip, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah recapped all the highlights.
Day one of the president’s visit to the UK provided plenty of content for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert especially had fun with Trump’s interactions with the queen and with members of the Trump administration that tagged along on the trip.
Colbert didn’t have time to cover every major headline and trending story from Trump’s arrival. On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah covered some of that ground by focusing on the protests against Trump’s visit. That, the president’s fashion choices, and his confusion at a press conference were all recapped on Tuesday’s show.
The Daily Show host actually starts the segment coming to Donald Trump’s defense. Plenty of people were concerned that the president would break traditions and protocols due to either a lack of awareness or care. So much was made about Trump touching the queen but for Noah, it is all an overreaction. In his mind, it could have been much, much worse.
That would be the only time Noah sided with the president. He relentlessly mocked Trump’s ill-fitting tuxedo. The Daily Show has always kept a close eye on presidential fashion so it makes sense that Noah would notice the Penguin-esque look.
The protests in London have been something of a dark cloud hanging over Trump’s visit. It is well-documented that he pays attention to his public image and can take criticism very personally. Noah can only laugh at hearing Trump try to dismiss the existence and then size of any demonstrations.
But that reaction is nothing compared to how the show’s audience reacted to the clip of Trump’s press conference with Prime Minister Theresa May. If the president wants to be known as the ultimate deal-maker, then he should probably know the ins and outs of what is being negotiated. That would include being ready for any questions about the “NHS.” Maybe Noah is on to something with that job idea for May.
If a little wardrobe error and slight breach of protocol was all there was to discuss about President Donald Trump in the UK, it’s unlikely Trevor Noah would have much to say. But adding in the thousands of protesters and the press conference blunder was too much for The Daily Show to ignore. Late night still has plenty more to talk about as Trump’s world tour rolls on.