Trevor Noah used the final episode of The Daily Show before Election Day to urge viewers to vote, and caution against complacency allowing Donald Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton.
“We spend a lot of time writing jokes on the show, thinking of the funniest way to share the news and talk to you. But honestly, for this segment, I just wanted to be straight-up,” Noah said Monday. “I see people online, I see people on TV, I hear people in the streets talking about how they don’t feel like they want to vote. And I understand that. It’s not always exciting to vote. Some people go, ‘Hey, there’s no need to vote, Hillary’s up in the polls.’ Now if you are one of those people, I would urge you to reconsider. Because Hillary was up in Michigan during the primaries — they said she had a 99 percent chance of winning, 20 points up. Bernie Sanders went on to win that.”
Noah added that some polls show Clinton ahead of Trump by only two points. “You realize that’s less than a field goal in American football. If you were up by three in a game, you wouldn’t be like, ‘Well, we got it folks. I think we can rest.’ You can’t rest. This is not one of the times to rest.”
Speaking of Trump’s “really, really enthusiastic voters,” Noah noted the GOP nominee even “has the KKK voting for him.”
“If ever there was a reason to vote, it’s because on the other side, the KKK sees an opportunity to come back into the mainstream. That is the scariest sh– I have ever come across in my life,” Noah said, adding, “The KKK — there is no ‘k’ in complacent, my friends.”
Noah also addressed those voters who are concerned that Clinton is too entrenched in the establishment. “Even if Hillary’s a bad president, America’s had bad presidents. You can impeach a bad president, you can vote out a bad president,” Noah said. “You’ve never had a Donald Trump. Nobody has had a Donald Trump. No one even knows what that thing is. People go, ‘He’s an outsider, he’s not an establishment.’ Yeah, he’s not part of the human race establishment.”
Despite the often partisan nature of his remarks, Noah closed his segment with a plea for everyone to go out and vote on Tuesday. Watch his comments below.