On Tuesday’s “The Daily Show,” Trevor Noah looked at CNN’s most recent town halls for Democratic presidential candidates, and came away thinking that compared to Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg comes off like a student who fakes his way to good grades.
After first talking about Warren’s policies-dense pitch and Klobuchar’s blunt talk approach, Noah looked at Buttigieg’s CNN town hall. When asked why his campaign website mostly talks about Buttigieg’s background with very little mention of policy, the South Bend, Indiana, mayor told Anderson Cooper: “We’ll continue to roll out specific policy proposals too, but I also think it’s important that we not drown people in minutia before we’ve vindicated the values that animate our policies.”
“I don’t know what he just said,” Noah said while mockingly slow-clapping, “but I like him. Yeah, ’cause that was really slick. He still didn’t tell us about his policies, but he made us feel like policies, you know?”
“You know who he reminds me of? He reminds me of that kid in school who always got good grades without reading any of the books,” Noah continued.
“Ah yeah, ‘Catcher in the Rye,’ it’s such a profound exploration of the, uh, human condition. I mean, themes of love, hate, joy, pain. It’s so relatable, we can all understand, what more do I need to say,” Noah continued in a mock seductive accent.
There’s more, and you can watch it all above.