The Daily Showdown
President Trump isn't the only one with thoughts on Hillary Clinton's re-emergence in a public forum on Tuesday. But while Trump and most of the other chatter about Clinton's interview focused on her thoughts about why she lost the election, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah began by looking at Clinton's wit. "Hillary Clinton finally came out of the woods for an interview with Christiane Amanpour at a conference in New York, and you could tell Hillary's been spending time deep in that forest, because she clearly found some shade," he said Tuesday night, playing some clips. "Damn, Hillary was in form today. She did so much dissing, all of the memes just joined her on stage."
Noah also played some footage of Clinton discussing North Korea and health care. "I will say this: After 100 days of President Trump, it was pretty refreshing to hear a politician talk in full sentences about complicated issues," he said. "I didn't realize how much I'd missed hearing sentences with a beginning, middle, and end." But then he, too, offered his thoughts on why the woman he called "the overqualified presidential candidate" lost.
"As exciting as it was to see Hillary back in the mix, it didn't take long to be reminded why she didn't connect with so many American voters," he said, playing a clip of her discussing employment and economic development and sectors. "The fact is, we've all been inundated by cable news' fake excitement and sound bite-iness for so long that I don't think Hillary Clinton or a candidate like her could ever connect with people. Because say what you want about Donald Trump, but he doesn't bore you. Listening to Hillary talk after getting used to Trump is like getting an iPhone after owning a Samsung. You know the iPhone won't explode, but you miss the unpredictability." He finished with another analogy, beginning: "Today felt like America saw the one that got away." And you can watch where that goes below. Peter Weber