Trevor Noah compared Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to a one-star Yelp review on Thursday’s episode of The Daily Show, following remarks Trump made earlier this week about President Barack Obama being the “founder of ISIS.”
“He knows what he’s saying when he says Obama founded ISIS. And he doesn’t care that it’s wrong. He just cares that people talk about it,” Noah said, before breaking into a call and response that included the host’s own impression of the candidate. “‘Trump, you’ve got one star on Yelp.’ ‘Yes, but look how many reviews.'”
On Wednesday, Trump said to a crowd of supporters that President Barack Obama was the “founder of ISIS.” The comments were widely condemned, including by Trump’s opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “It can be difficult to muster outrage as frequently as Donald Trump should cause it, but his smear against President Obama requires it,” she wrote on Twitter. “No, Barack Obama is not the founder of ISIS. Anyone willing to sink so low, so often should never be allowed to serve as our Commander-in-Chief.”
In the wake of the ISIS remark, Trump appeared on a radio show with Hugh Hewitt to discuss the controversy. “It’s no mistake,” Trump said when asked if the comment was an error on his part. “Everyone’s liking it. I think they’re liking it. I give him the most valuable player award. And I give it to him, and I give it to, I gave the co-founder to Hillary. I don’t know if you heard that.”
Later in the interview, after Hewitt said he felt Obama and Clinton “lost the peace” in the Middle East and “created the Libyan vacuum, they created the vacuum into which ISIS came, but they didn’t create ISIS,” Trump disagreed. “If he would have done things properly, you wouldn’t have had ISIS,” he said of Obama. “Therefore, he was the founder of ISIS.”
Trump was again criticized for those comments, but responded early Friday by claiming everything he initially said was a joke. “Ratings challenged CNN reports so seriously that I call President Obama (and Clinton) ‘the founder’ of ISIS, & MVP. THEY DON’T GET SARCASM?”
Watch Noah discuss Trump in the video below.