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Donald Trump’s first solo press conference as President of the United States was a smack down for the ages. After lamenting over the “mess” he’d inherited, Trump continued his crusade against “fake news”, which consisted of dodging questions while repeating his long held lies.
“Tomorrow they will say ‘Donald Trump rants and raves at the press’,” Trump predicted from the podium. “I’m not ranting and raving.”
Having observed the President doing just that, Trevor Noah then likened Trump’s total defensiveness to that of a drunken party host.
“I’m not drunk, you’re all drunk… This my motherf*cking house,” the “Daily Show” host opened after showing a clip of Trump’s statement.
“Now, I can’t, I can’t play you the entire press conference, we only have 30 minutes and [Trump] spoke for, like, six days,” Noah joked. “So, let’s instead focus on some of the moments where Trump actually completed a thought, starting with the most important part of his presidency, how much he won.”
“I put it out before the American people, got 306 Electoral College votes. I guess it was the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan,” Trump had said.
It was the quintessential Trump lie, repeated over and over; only to be easily debunked by a reporter in the room moments later.
“This is not true, in fact it’s not even complicated,” Noah exclaimed. “You don’t even need numbers to understand this; all you need to know is the map with the two colors, that’s all you need to know.”
“Trump’s been repeating this lie since Election Day,” he noted. “And we’ve been waiting so long for him to get called out on it, and finally today it happened.”
President Trump first thwarted criticism by insisting he’d only meant Republican presidents.
“George H.W. Bush [received] 426 when he won as president,” the reporter retorted.
He then proceeded to ask Trump why Americans should trust him, given his penchant for falsehoods.
“I was just given that information,” Trump said.. “I don’t know… actually I’ve seen that information around.”
“Oh, damn. I don’t know who that reporter is, but he just shoved Trump’s face in that like it was a pile of bullsh*t and he was training a bad dog,” he remarked, before asking the big question, “How does Trump even think that’s a valid excuse? ‘That’s the information I was given? That’s the information?’ You’re the president.”
“If you can’t trust your president to get the right information on a Google-able fact, then can you really trust him with the harder stuff?” Noah asked, horrified. “Which, by the way, is everything else the President of the United States has to deal with.”