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Jon Stewart on Donald Trump's John McCain comments on The Daily Show

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If Donald Trump keeps it up, Jon Stewart might just enjoy the next three weeks as much as he enjoyed his vacation.

“I feel like he’s some sort of Jewish holiday waiting to happen,” Stewart said on Monday’s The Daily Show following a short break, gleefully catching viewers up to speed on the man he calls “the patron saint of topical comedians who are just running out the clock.”

Specifically, Stewart focused on Trump’s recent declaration that Senator John McCain is “not a war hero” because he spent five and a half years as a POW, which Stewart said was akin to insulting someone for getting cancer. The comedian also took a look at Trump’s response to the controversy — which involved defending his own hair — and shamed the rest of the GOP for jumping on these comments in a way they never jumped on Trump’s other controversial statements.

“Yes,” Stewart said, “at long last does the man who accused the vast majority of Mexicans of being drug-addicted rapists have no sense of decency.” 

Because one Trump segment just wasn’t enough, Stewart also brought in correspondent Jordan Klepper for a field report on why Trump may just be America’s “first openly asshole president.”

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