Trevor Noah Says Donald Trump ‘Prefers White People Over Black People’ (Video)

“Daily Show” host makes allegation during BBC interview

Trevor Noah doesn’t think Donald Trump is a white supremacist — but that doesn’t mean he feels the president has the highest opinion of black people.

During an interview with BBC published over the weekend, Noah expressed his belief that Donald Trump “preferred” white people to black people.

“I don’t know if Donald Trump is a white supremacist, I do know that he prefers white people over black people,” Noah told BBC’s Nick Bryant. “I do know that he has said on multiple occasions that he doesn’t want black people involved in the counting of his money or involved in the running of his world. I do know that he has specifically gone out of his way with his companies to oppress black people, I do know that he hasn’t been as quick to react in the aid of black people as he has with others, I do know that he has supported and continues to retweet white supremacists on his Twitter account.”

The racial opining came in response to a question from Bryant about whether Noah agreed with the claims of liberal polemicist Ta-Nehisi Coates who has argued that Trump is a white supremacist and that his presidency is dedicated to the “negation” of Barack Obama’s legacy.

Noah — along with most other late-night comedians — has joined a cottage industry of performers who make their way on pot shots at Trump and his officials. Some, like Jimmy Kimmel, often take off their comedian hat and forcefully wade into political debates.

Noah’s commenting on the Trump white supremacist question continues a long debate ignited by by Coates and ESPN host Jemele Hill, who started a full presidential feud in September when she publicly called Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.