Jon Stewart Mocks Donald Trump, ‘A Circus Peanut Wearing a Badger,’ Moderating Republican Debate (Video)

Trump will moderate Dec. 27 debate in Iowa

Last Updated: September 8, 2012 @ 11:21 AM

Despondent over comedy magnet Herman Cain's exit from the Republican presidential race, Jon Stewart and the "Daily Show" writers have something to cheer them up: word that Donald Trump will moderate a Dec. 27 debate between the Republican candidates.

"Thank you Jesus!" Stewart said Tuesday. "You know, sometimes when God closes a door, he opens a window. And sometimes standing outside that window is a circus peanut wearing a badger."

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Even better, from a comedic standpoint, is that Trump is threatening to run as an independent candidate if he doesn't like the Republican nominee. It's kind of like when a celebrity agrees to referee at Wrestlemania and inevitably ends up hitting someone with a chair.

Trump tried, with little success, to stir debate over Stewart last month when he accused him of a "very, very racist rant" that included a Cain impersonation.

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Stewart's response: He wasn't imitating Cain. But he did imitate Trump in Tuesday's segment.

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