Trevor Noah: Trump Is a Genius. No One Has Thought to Just Ask Netanyahu to Stop Settlements

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"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah discusses Donald Trump's meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu. February 15, 2017.Credit: Screen grab

“We all know that Donald Trump is going to destroy the world,” joked the "Daily Show's" Trevor Noah while discussing Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu's recent press conference. “But we cannot deny that it’s going to be an amusing destruction.”

Noah ripped into Trump's performance during what he described as the president's most important meeting yet with a foreign leader, for Trump's total lack of understanding of the difficulty surrounding Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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"Trump isn't worried at all," quipped Noah, "Just listen to what he said about whether Palestinians and Israelis should live in one state or two states."

Noah then played the clip of Trump saying that he is fine with either a one-state or two-state solution, "I’m very happy with the one that both parties like," Trump said. 

“Did this guy just tell us the problem like it’s the solution? Trump would be the best hostage negotiator ever. Whatever makes both the hostage takers and the hostages happy, that works for me," continued Noah.

Noah went on to lampoon the specifics of the press conference, especially focusing on the issue of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

“I’m sorry, Donald Trump is a genius,” Noah stated. “No one has ever thought to just straight-up ask Netanyahu to stop the settlements.” 

“You can see Netanyahu is like, ‘Who the fuck is this dude?’” Noah added. “You know, Trump is either a genius or he’s the biggest idiot the world has ever seen. Because I honestly wonder if Trump’s plan is to be such a bumbling fool, that Israel and Palestine are going to get together in a room and go, ‘I think we can both agree, that guy’s a fucking moron. We’d better sort this problem before he tries to help out.'”

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