Jon Stewart joins Charlie Rose to talk about President Elect Donald Trump and the Election. Jon Stewart left “The Daily Show” last summer. It was the first time in a long time, that a presidential campaign went on without his humor and insight. Although his program was satire, it was very intelligent. He also raised questions and forced a younger generation to think in ways that no one else could at the time.
The depressingly accurate and articulate Jon Stewart:
“They’re not draining the swamp. McConnell and Ryan – those guys are the swamp. And what they decided to do was, ‘I’m going to make sure government doesn’t work and then I’m going to use its lack of working as evidence of it. Donald Trump is a reaction, not just to Democrats, to Republicans…He’s a repudiation of Republicans. But they will reap the benefit of his victory, in all of their cynicism.”
I am a Jon Stewart fan, but that doesn’t mean he can’t say something I disagree with, it just didn’t happen here. Trump’s election has shown a great deal of hypocrisy from both sides of the table, and if you deny it, pull your head out of the sand. You have people on the right who were so afraid of one person that they nominated and elected an idiot who isn’t even a conservative, all the while turning a blind eye to the reasons why he’s honestly a terrible person. I mean, frankly, he’s a jerk. (Attempt at humor) Then you have people on the left, constantly preaching equality and tolerance, and that anyone should be judged not by their gender or race, but on their character, yet they fall back on ad hominem attacks when their nominee didn’t win, claiming it’s all because of misogyny and racism. The same people that throw a hissy fit because Clinton lost to Trump, but are somehow OK with Clinton losing to Sanders if that would have occurred.