Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. “right now,” cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped send him to the White House.
“It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me,” Trump said at the White House. “A lot of people love it, by the way.”
Comedian Trevor Noah found that particular line especially exasperating.
“Just because many people agree with you doesn’t mean you aren’t being racist, okay?” Noah said on “The Daily Show.” “Imagine if Hitler was, like, ‘I know everybody says I’m bad, but have you seen how many people are waving at me in the streets, ja? I mean, if I was racist, they would say something, ja?’”
Noah continued,“I don’t know what’s worse, the fact that the president thought it’s acceptable to say ‘go back’ to where you came from or the fact that he said it to people who are already where they came from.”
“You know, it’s almost like in Trump’s head, you can’t be a person of color and an American," Noah concluded.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley were all born in the U.S., while Ilhan Omar immigrated from Somalia as a war refugee.
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The hosted ended with a joke, “Which is strange, because he of all people should know that you can be two things at the same time. I mean, he’s bald and has a full head of hair. It doesn’t make sense, but we accept it.”