Jon Stewart appeared at a recent veteran’s benefit to poke fun at “the man who will more than likely, given the FBI’s preference, be our next president.” He took the stage to ruthlessly mock the Republican presidential candidate and his recent whining about the so-called “rigged” American election. The Hill reported that he told the assembled audience,
‘Dude, you live in a tower with your name on it in gold. How well would you be doing if the man wasn’t keeping you down?’
Stewart stepped down from his hit comedy show, The Daily Show last year and the media landscape has been worse for the lack of his incisive wit. He seemed floored that the scandal involving a Trump recording from 2005, where he bragged about sexually assaulting women, didn’t immediately sink the Trump campaign.
‘I thought when a guy got off a bus and says, “I’m going to grab her on the p—-,” then OK, we’re done. The election is over. Usually this is a signifier that we don’t have to pay attention anymore.’
Stewart moved on to decry the FBI’s involvement in the latest development with the so-called Clinton email “scandal”;
‘Then the FBI jumps in, and all of a sudden there’s a whole new thing the FBI’s investigating again. Why would they even jump in there? And then it goes back to Anthony Weiner? This is insane. As a writer, honestly, the first woman president, and she’s taken down by Bush and Weiner – like, that’s just bad writing.’
The ex-host then moved on to mention a Twitter feud he’d had with Trump, which started out with an attempt by The Donald to call attention to Stewart’s Jewish heritage, and ended with Stewart coining the legendary name for Tangerine Mussolini, “#F*ckFaceVonClownstick”.
Finally, Stewart perfectly summed up the sentiments of millions of Americans with the following quote:
‘I’m not in the game anymore. I’m not much of a political analyst. But if I could ask you a question that I’ve been saying to my television, it’s “What the f*ck?” What the f*ck is going on? What is happening?’
Watch the full video of Stewart’s benefit address below:
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