So Donald Trump is really running for president this time, and nobody is happier about it than Jon Stewart. "Thank you, Donald Trump, for making my last six weeks my best six weeks," he said on Tuesday's Daily Show. "He is putting me in some sort of comedy hospice, where all I'm getting is just straight morphine." Stewart first made some cursory jokes about Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush's announcements — the "spinach" — then ate a whole gallon of Trump flavored ice cream.
First, Trump's entrance, a "billionaire vanity candidate" riding down an escalator un-ironically to Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" — "I haven't seen an entrance that majestic since my friend met me at the Gap after grabbing an Orange Julius," Stewart deadpanned. The best part of the announcement, of course, was the announcement itself, "half an hour of the most beautifully ridiculous jibber-jabber ever to pour from the mouth of a batshit billionaire.”
If most candidates try to stick within acceptable limits, Trump says whatever he wants, drawing on some primal place in his psyche, and perhaps ours, too, collectively. "It's amazing," Stewart said. "America's id is running for president." In the last part, The Daily Show gets a little primal and sophomoric, too, with about two minutes of orgasm jokes. You can watch all or part of the Trump 2016 welcome party below. Peter Weber
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