Trevor Noah Compares Donald Trump to African Dictators (Video)

“Daily Show” host also addresses Oregon college shooting in opening monologue

Last Updated: October 2, 2015 @ 8:37 AM

Trevor Noah is starting to feel more at home in the United States, thanks to Donald Trump.

During Thursday’s episode of “The Daily Show,” Noah realized that Trump’s rhetoric sounds similar to that of various African dictators.

Noah played clips of Jacob Zuma, the president of Noah’s native South Africa, talking about the significant risk “illegal migrants” pose to the country, echoing Trump’s claims that people crossing over from Mexico illegally are “rapists.”

“That’s light xenophobia with just a dash of diplomacy,” Noah said. “Which is also the title of Paula Deen’s new book.”

Noah also compared Trump to former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, who sounded an awful lot like Trump in archival footage talking about how smart he is and how much the people of his country love him.

Earlier in the show, Noah addressed the shooting at an Oregon community college that left 10 people dead, including the gunman. “Normally in one of these situations I’ll just speak from the heart, but honestly this isn’t a normal situation for me,” he said, “I haven’t had the time to feel, let alone think, about everything that’s happening, and I’m sure it’s true for many people out there.”

“So right now we can only express our grief who were lost. And I guess I can do what I do best: try to make people laugh,” he concluded.”

Watch the Trump segment below.