The Daily Show counts up Trump’s excuses for tax avoidance

President Donald Trump (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images) /

The Daily Show created a new game show based on the excuses coming from Team Trump

A bombshell report from The New York Times revealed information about President Donald Trump’s finances that put his supporters on the defensive. The Daily Show with Trevor Noah wondered just how many excuses Team Trump could come up with in 24 hours.

The report indicates that President Trump paid little or no federal income tax for most of the past 20 years. It also shows significant debt and business losses that fly in the face of the cunning businessman persona Donald Trump has cultivated over his life.

Late-night television hosts were quick to pounce on the story and offer their takes on Monday night. Stephen Colbert wondered about the national security risks that come with a president who is $421 million in debt. Seth Meyers called President Trump the greatest tax cheat in American history.

The Daily Show also had a lot to say. Trevor Noah broke down the New York Times and its implication on Monday. The Comedy Central show also cut together its latest game show: “Excuse That Crime!”.

The Daily Show’s game show parodies are very fitting for President Donald Trump

The tax records obtained by The New York Times indicate that Donald Trump got a boost in finances thanks to The Apprentice. However, that money eventually dried up and was no longer a reliable brand or source o income. Many critics have used President Trump’s experience in reality television as a knock on him, questioning why a glorified game show host should run the country.

It’s a criticism that makes The Daily Show‘s game show parodies all the more fitting. “Excuse That Crime!” isn’t the first time Trevor Noah and his writers have used a game show to parody, mock, and ridicule the president. Other games have included “What Was Trump Asked About?” and the bracket edition of “Trump’s Best Words.”

If President Trump wants to treat things like entertainment and reality television, then The Daily Show is willing to play along. The difference is that one is a successful late-night comedy show and the other holds the most powerful office in the world and should be held accountable as such.

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