The Daily Showdown
It seems all anybody can talk about right now is Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff's new book about President Trump and his White House, which "sounds like the Real Housewives of Pennsylvania Avenue," Trevor Noah said on Thursday's Daily Show. According to Wolff, "Trump's own people think that he's dumb as a watermelon — I guess the country isn't as divided as it seems," Noah said. Trump not being "the fastest fidget spinner out there" isn't exactly news," he added, but it "has been fun is discovering little details that help us understand President Trump a little bit more," like his quirky fast-food habits.
"Now, this book has tons of stories ranging from mildly amusing to salacious," Noah said, but "the most tragic story" is that nobody on Trump's team, Trump included, wanted him to win. There's an upside to that for Trump, he pointed out. "If you believe that he didn't want to win, then it's hard to believe he colluded with the Russians. If anything, instead of trying to shut this book down, Trump should be sending a copy to Robert Mueller."
But the allegations about Trump's mental decline and crooked family aren't great for Trump. "As entertaining as it is, I don't know how much of this book is accurate and how much is exaggerated — but in a way, that's what makes it a perfect scandal for this White House," Noah said. "Bizarre, unverified, fraudulent claims: This is the world Donald Trump promotes," from his "birther" nonsense to claims of millions of illegal voters to his jab that Ted Cruz's dad helped murder JFK. "Someone who tweeted 'check out sex tape' can't complain about tabloid gossip," Noah said. "The truth is, Mr. President, you made your bed, now eat your cheeseburger in it." Watch below. Peter Weber