Handshake between Obama and “Cuba's Jim Belushi” raises eyebrows
Jon Stewart wants to say it once again: Comparing just about anyone to Adolf Hitler is hyperbolic.
Stewart sang it from the hilltop on Tuesday's “Daily Show” after cable news pundits — and Sen. John McCain — took issue with President Obama shaking hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela's funeral.
“Obama had the audacity to greet another world leader with a gesture so meaningless you can train a Basset Hound to do it,” Stewart said.
But McCain wondered why Obama would shake hands with the leader of a country that has imprisoned Americans. He also noted that British Prime Minister shook hands with Hitler — referring to the negotiations between the U.K. and Nazi Germany before Hitler violated their agreement and began his campaign to take over Europe.
Cutting to a clip of Julie Andrews singing from a hilltop, Stewart sang, “Raul Castro is not Hitler.”
He added: “Raul Castro isn't even Fidel Castro. He's like Cuba's Jim Belushi.”
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