The Daily Show goes to full-team coverage on the unnatural disaster of Trump's Puerto Rico tweetstorm

The Daily Show covers Trump Puerto Rico tweetstorm
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"As Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast, most people are preparing for the pending disaster," Trevor Noah said on Thursday's Daily Show. "President Trump, on the other hand, is still trying to deal with the disaster he's created for himself" with his morning tweets falsely claiming that only a handful of people were killed in Puerto Rico due to last year's Hurricane Maria, not the official tally of nearly 3,000 deaths. "I think I get what Trump was saying," Noah said. "He's saying he would have won the hurricane if you deduct the thousands of people who died illegally."

"You see, what the president doesn't seem to understand is that the effects of a hurricane last long after the storm has actually passed," Noah said. "This should be pretty easy to understand. Like, the people on the Titanic who froze in the water still died because of the crash. The iceberg wasn't, like 'Yo, I didn't kill nobody, I just scraped some paint off a boat. You can take that other sh-t up with the ocean, man.'"

"So Trump's tweets today were wrong in many ways — factually, morally, grammatically," Noah said, and that's why he got blowback from across the political spectrum. "So now, America isn't just dealing with Hurricane Florence, it also has to deal with Sh-tstorm Donald," he added. And since The Daily Show actually knows how to cover that kind of storm, Noah was joined by Roy Wood Jr., Desi Lydic, and Ronny Chieng for "full-team coverage" of the unnatural disaster emanating from Washington. It is mildly NSFW at times. Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.