From Abortion to Apartheid Comparisons, Here's The Worst Of Trevor Noah

September 30th, 2022 3:41 PM

On Friday it was announced that Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, on Comedy Central would be leaving the role after seven years of promoting left-wing causes and Democratic politicians. From cheerleading for abortion to Apartheid South Africa comparisons and everything in-between, here is a rundown of some of the worst of Trevor Noah.


Championing Abortion

During his time as host of The Daily Show, Noah would rarely pass up an opportunity to promote abortion or condemn pro-lifers.

"If the Court’s decision is released officially, abortion will be illegal in about half the states in America…. That means all across the country, women in places like South Dakota, or Missouri, or even Texas, will have the exact same abortion rights as women in Afghanistan under the Taliban. Just think about that. We just evacuated people out of Afghanistan, and now we’re going to have to evacuate them out of Tennessee?... After all these years of the right screaming about the threat of Sharia Law. It turns out they were just jealous."
— The Daily Show, May 3, 2022.

"Okay. Let's kick things off with some big news coming out of Washington, D.C. Now, everyone is still shell-shocked by the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and although this made conservatives happy because they finally made government small enough to fit inside a woman’s vagina, everyone else was pretty furious….Well, it turns out that the same Supreme Court ruling that struck down Roe v. Wade, it also opened the door to future rulings that could overturn other rights. Alright? Things like the right to gay marriage, interracial marriage, and contraception, all of which are based on the right to privacy, just like Roe v. Wade. Which is why Democrats are trying to learn their lesson and protect those rights before Clarence Thomas gets to them."
— The Daily Show, July 20, 2022.



"Once again, I couldn't have said it better myself. The point is, if pro-lifers would just redirect their powers toward gun violence, the amount of lives they could save would reach superhero levels. They just need a superhero's total dedication to life because right now, they're more like comic book collectors. Human life only holds value until you take it out of the package and then it's worth nothing. We'll be right back."
— The Daily Show, October 5, 2015.

CNN’s Carol Costello [on CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, 01/26/16]: "A Texas grand jury has cleared the clinic of illegally selling fetal tissue as the undercover activists had claimed. Instead, the grand jury indicted the filmakers themselves." 
Noah: "Yay! I love this. U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!"
Audience: "U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!"
Noah: "I love this country. This is the best thing ever. So, a group of anti-abortion activists set out to make it look like Planned Parenthood was doing something illegal and not only was Planned Parenthood vindicated, but the people who made the videos got indicted. That’s like a bank robber going into a bank to rob it and then five minutes later, he comes running out just in his underwear and he’s like, “I don’t know what happened! They took everything, they took everything."
— The Daily Show, January 27, 2022.

"I wish a giant mosquito would f— [bleep] Rubio and leave him pregnant with a Zika baby,” he concluded. “Then we'll see how much he really believes in those laws."
— The Daily Show, August 9, 2016.

"I tell you this much, you are a doctor who is a woman who is running Planned Parenthood who finished college and is an immigrant. You are literally Trump's nightmare. So good luck on your journey. Welcome to your new job. Dr. Leana Wen, everybody. We'll be right back."
— The Daily Show, March 21, 2019.


Fearing Trump

During his time at the helm of The Daily Show, Noah was a remember of the loyal opposition.



"I wake up most days terrified at the notion that Donald Trump is the most powerful president in the world. I also wake up most days acknowledging that he’s also going to make me laugh. And that’s what’s difficult for me, is that he’s an emotional paradox. And I have come to realize it’s like this. I think it’s almost like there is an asteroid headed towards the Earth, but it’s shaped like a penis. I think I’m going to die, but I know I’m going to laugh."
— CNN's Reliable Sources, May 13, 2018.

"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. I genuinely do not understand how America can be this disorganized or this hateful."
— The Daily Show, November 8, 2016.

"Is there nothing Trump wouldn't double down on? He's been accused of sexism, and his response is more sexism. 'Mr. Trump, a lot of women say you're sexist.' And he's like, 'I don't know what she's bitches are talking about. I don't know. I don't know.' And as if these remarks weren't disrespectful enough, from the sound of his voice, I'm pretty sure he was taking a dump while he was on that call. Yeah! You know those expensive hotels that have the toilet phones. And you always wonder, who would use the phone in the toilet? Now we know, now we know exactly who would do that. And you know what? Trump is full of shit. Because, yes, Hillary does sometimes shout. You know who else shouts? Everyone else on the campaign trail."
— The Daily Show, April 28, 2016.

"We're here in Cleveland for a reason. We're experiencing this, we’re like storm chasers but we chase jokes and this is going to be one of the biggest joke stages in the country. It's a dangerous joke, but a joke nonetheless."
—  ABC's Good Morning America, July 18, 2016.

"Wow! So what, according to Fox News Americans are too dumb to follow these Impeachment proceedings? The word Impeachment is very confusing, maybe we should call it a Presidential boo-boo. Would that help? You know what's funny is how when it was Hillary's scandal, Fox News was like, 'Now as we all know Benghazi isn't just home to Libya's secret dish Baznian, it's also a hot bed of support for Sharia." But then, when it's a Donald Trump scandal, all of a sudden they're like, "What's a Ukraine? Ukraine? Do you crane? Do I crane? Frazier Crane? The bird crane?' Because, look, even if people don't understand every aspect about the Ukraine scandal, that doesn't mean that they can't still grasp its importance. Like, I don't know what a second cousin once removed is. What I do know is I'm not supposed to marry them... And Fox News is coming up with all kinds of ways to convince people that even if you do have a P.H.D. In Ukraine-eology, these hearings still just aren't worth watching. In fact, sometimes if you watch Fox, it looks like they're straight-up trying to hypnotize their viewers into not caring."
—  The Daily Show, November 14, 2019.

"How do you view the situation in Portland right now because that has thrown many Americans off kilter, you know. Federal officers coming in in unmarked cars, in unmarked uniforms, grabbing people off the streets, throwing them into vans, apprehending them, people feeling like it feels less like a free country and more like an authoritarian regime, you know, for some of the people who are on the ground there. When you look at what's happening, there's always a balance between federal response and letting the states handle it or the cities themselves. But how do you view what's happening in Portland right now? Do you think it's a required use of force or federal assistance, or do you think that something has gone off the rails?" 
— The Daily Show, July 20, 2020.


Absurd Comparisons 

When looking to for appropriate comparisons for Donald Trump or present day America, Noah would frequently reach for Apartheid South Africa, other African dictators, and various terrorist organizations.



"No, no, seriously, I've been holding my arms like this since I got here. I never thought I'd be more afraid of police in America than in South Africa. It kind of makes me a little nostalgic for the old days back home."
— The Daily Show, December 4, 2015.

“Living in this period in America, as much as I hate to say it, a lot of the things that I’m seeing are similar to what we experienced in South Africa. Mass unemployment, a government that doesn’t seem to have the best interests of the people at heart. People who are getting angrier and angrier.”
— The Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2020.

"In fact, once you realize that Trump is the perfect African president [Idi Amin], you start to notice the similarities everywhere, like the level of self-regard…he’s already at the level of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose brutality and repressive tactics have kept him in power for 35 years… "Actually, now that I think about it, Trump reminds me of one African leader [Muammar Gadhafi] in particular. Weird hair, check. Lavish lifestyle, check. Fringe discredited views about President Obama's origins?"
— The Daily Show, October 1, 2016.

"Our top story, ISIS. They are a lot like Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. When it first showed up, we all thought, 'Eh. This probably won’t last more than a month or so.' And yet, here we are, November of 2015 and both are as powerful as ever."
— The Daily Show, November 2, 2015.



Hasan Minhaj: "But, I have a second theory, and I think this is where the evidence points. Donald Trump is an extremist leader who came out of nowhere. He’s self-financed, recruits through social media, attracts his followers with a radical ideology to take over the world and is actively trying to promote a war between Islam and the West!" 
Trevor Noah: "Oh, my god, Hasan — he's white ISIS!"
Minhaj: "That's right, Trevor! Donald Trump is white ISIS! WhISIS!" 
Noah: "That's catchy. I like that. The big question is what do we do to combat WhISIS?" 
— The Daily Show, December 8, 2015.

But when a white supremacist posts on Facebook that he’s gonna murder everyone, and then buys an AR-15, everyone is like ‘Oh, there was no way to stop this!’” Noah continued. “America never forgets … unless it’s slavery. But everything else, America never forgets.” I’m sure America does not forget about slavery since every leftist reminds the country about it every 15 seconds. It looks like someone’s been reading his 1619 project. I guess the 600,000 + dead from the American Civil War is not enough penance to forgive the sin of American slavery. 
— The Daily Show, August 2, 2022.


Catholic Bashing

Throughout his run as host, Noah would use the Catholic Church's scandals to paint with a broad brush and dismiss the Church's teachings.

"And I’m sorry guys, at some point I feel like we need to stop calling it a church, and start calling it what it is: a molesting club with an opening prayer. Cause that’s what it feels like."
—  The Daily Show, August 15, 2018.



"Yes, that's right. The Catholic Church has released a statement condemning transgender people, saying that it's unnatural, which is disappointing, but it's not surprising. I mean, we all know the church thinks if you're born a girl you're a girl forever. And if you're born a boy, they're going to try and f--- (bleep) you."
— The Daily Show, June 11, 2019.


Opposing Gun Rights

Not only was Noah a reliable ally of the pro-abortion movement, he was also a dedicated supporter of stricter gun control laws.



"I got to stay I feel bad for Barack Obama. He has been begging for gun control for six years, and the only major change in the gun debate since he’s got into office has been to his face. You've got to feel for him, but at least we have found the answer to the amount of pressure under which black does crack. But, the good news is if Obama wants to reverse that skin damage, he should take beauty advice from the people in charge of legislating change, like, for instance, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He's barely aged in the past six years. And all he's had to do about mass shootings is take no steps whatsoever. Yeah. Congress has discovered the fountain of youth — pure distilled inaction. Applied liberally to the face and then stick your face up your own ass for six years."
— The Daily Show, December 3, 2015.

"Oh, another thing, if you want to commit grand theft auto, you can also thank Justice Scalia. Because he wrote the opinion that established the right for individuals to carry handguns."
—  The Daily Show, February 23, 2015.


Fawning Over Democrats

Noah could always be counted on to help promote Democratic campaigns and policies.

"It was just a moment where my brain froze because he [Barack Obama] asked me about this event. He was like, 'Trevor, I'm doing a little thing for my aides and I hope you'll be there.' I was like, 'You have AIDS?' He was like, 'What?' I was like 'No. What? You?' Then he explained. It's obvious now. Don't get me wrong. It's obvious now. It threw me off completely. We don't say that where I'm from. We don't have, like, 'Let me introduce you to my aides.' That's not a thing in Africa."
— ABC's Good Morning America, November 27, 2018.


"Please welcome former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. Welcome back to the show. Does this ever get, like, tired, just walking around and people cheering for you when you walk into rooms?"
—  The Daily Show, October 31, 2019.

"I agree the system must change, but it doesn't change with Obama, all right? People are, like, why doesn't he not accept the money? No, f**k that! No. No. ( Cheers and applause ) I'm sorry. The first black president must be the first one to not take money off us? No, no, no, my friend. He can't be the first of everything. F**k [bleep]That and F**k [bleep] You. Yeah, I said it."
—  The Daily Show, April 27, 2017.