Jon Stewart might not have the The Daily Show platform at his disposal any longer, but that hasn’t stopped the comedian from sharing his political stream of consciousness with the world.
During one of Dave Chappelle’s Radio City Music Hall residency shows, surprise guest Stewart took the opportunity to share his thoughts about Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and nazis. As you can imagine, they were harsh and hilarious.
Sopan Deb, culture reporter for the New York Times, was in attendance at the Thursday night show and transcribed Stewarts remarks, sharing the statements on Twitter to the masses.
“…What Dave has put together here with music and words and art is a power that can extinguish a Tiki torch,” Stewart said, referencing the white supremacist rally that turned violent in Charlottesville.
Stewart went in on Trump’s comment that suggested there were “many sides” to the violence in Virigina. “There are two sides? Motherfucker? Two sides! I believe they are called the Allied powers and the Axis powers, and we used to be with the Allied powers. This motherfucker signed a treaty that I don’t think any of us know about,” Stewart said.
Stewart retold a particularly anti-Semitic interaction he had with Trump four years ago, who published a tweet questioning why Stewart had changed his name. “Basically, saying to people, ‘Just so you know, he’s a Jew,'” Stewart said, explaining his retort was to tweet “Did you know Donald Trump’s real name is Fuckface Von Clownstick?”
“The point is—people keep saying to me, like how did this happen? How did we elect Donald Trump president of the United States?,” Stewart said. “And my feeling is, have you met us?”
Stewart also poked fun at white supremacists, calling them out for their beliefs.
“If you think you’re the master race, how come we’re all kicking your ass so easily?” he said. “Why aren’t the Olympics dominated by you? What do you still have left? Golf and tennis? Maybe, maybe. And even then, the first black people you came across, you’re like, ‘We can’t play this game anymore.’ Williams sisters, Tiger Woods.”
One of the most poignant moments came when Stewart spoke of Barack Obama, putting his election in direct contrast to this past November’s results.
“We’re some dumb motherfuckers sometimes. Here’s the real truth. It’s not a surprise in the United States of America that we elected Donald Trump president. The truth is it’s a surprise that we ever elected Barack Obama president of the United States. Because that is where we rose above our history,” Stewart said.