Trevor Noah has some questions about that White House 'resistance' op-ed in The New York Times

Trevor Noah recaps the New York Times op-ed
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A senior Trump administration official published an anonymous op-ed in The New York Times on Wednesday, claiming he and other internal "resistance" figures were keeping America safe by thwarting President Trump's impulses. And Trevor Noah had some questions on Wednesday's Daily Show, starting with: "This whole time we've been dealing with the watered-down version of Trump?"

Noah also questioned why Trump's Cabinet thought thwarting Trump was better than removing him through the 25th Amendment, as they reportedly considered. "The 25th Amendment is there so you can use it," he said. "It's like there's a sign that says 'In Case of Emergency, Break Glass,' but these guys were like, 'I mean, we could break the glass, but then there'd be glass everywhere.'" And if the point of the op-ed was to assure America, Noah wasn't convinced: "Before this, I knew there was turbulence. But now someone just came on the PA system and was like: 'Ladies and gentlemen, the pilot is actively trying to crash the plane, but don't be alarmed, we're doing everything we can to stop him. Mikey's got a pretty good chokehold and I've said some pretty harsh words, so please keep your seatbelts fastened and enjoy your peanuts and tax cuts!'"

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Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.