“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah spent some of Tuesday night’s show arguing a thesis: that Donald Trump is just like InfoWars host Alex Jones, a “performance artist” who’s been “playing a character” for years, as his lawyer suggested this week.
“I see why Donald Trump has always liked Alex Jones,” Noah said of the president. “They’re basically doing the same thing.”
In December 2015, Trump phoned in to the “Alex Jones Show” for a 30-minute interview. “Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down,” the candidate told the host. Jones and InfoWars have steadfastly supported Trump’s candidacy since then.
“Trump is also a character who whips people up with whatever provocative bullsh-t works, and then when it suits him he steps away,” Noah continued. “On the campaign, he’s like, ‘China is raping us on trade everybody! And then all of a sudden, he goes, ‘President China ate my cake, it’s cool, we’re good now.'”
Noah concluded: “Maybe Trump is also a performance artist. Maybe this is all a scam. Maybe if he went to court, it would all come out. Wouldn’t that be crazy to find out that Donald Trump the entire time has been someone else?” the late night show host suggested before imitating Trump with a British accent.
“Oh my God, Melania, the people are just, they’re so insufferable, I really can’t handle it,'” Noah said as British Trump. “They’re just the worst, they really are, just the worst.”
An early supporter of Trump, Jones is best known for promoting conspiracy theories as host of his popular radio show “The Alex Jones Show.” He has told his listeners that the fatal shooting of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax to drum up support for gun control legislation.
During his custody battle in a Texas court last week, Jones’ lawyers argued that he’s simply “playing a character” as host of his popular radio show. Jones is fighting his ex-wife, Kelly, for custody of their children, ages 14, 12 and 9.