Trevor Noah's Daily Show audience in Miami cheered loudly Tuesday when he asked if they were excited about the midterms. President Trump's excited, too, he said, and "to motivate his voters, he's doing something really special — well, it's the thing that he does best: He's scaring the s--t out of his voters. Specifically by using brown people. It's sort of like Halloween, but a racist Halloween — or as Megyn Kelly calls it, Halloween."
Noah described the caravan of migrants walking to the U.S. from Honduras and Guatemala, "partly as a protest, and partly to apply for asylum and a better life," as "basically like Burning Man, except that the people aren't pretending to be poor. It's a group of people who are saying to America, 'Hey, we're in trouble, can you help us?'" And Trump's response is sending 5,200 active-duty troops to the border — more troops than migrants and about as many as are fighting the Islamic State in Iraq. "That has got to be so weird for the troops," he said.
"I think the reason Donald Trump is sending troops to these asylum-seekers instead of help is because in his mind, this is an invasion," Noah said. "And when I say 'in his mind,' what I mean is on Fox News." He showed some examples, asking: "What kind of 'invaders' apply to come in and give their enemy three months' warning?"
Then Noah got clever: "I know right now some of you are asking me, you're going: 'Trevor, why do you even bother with Fox News? You know who they are. They're always brining xenophobia, they're bringing racism.' And that's true, that is true. But here's the thing: I assume that some of them are good people. Because even though this network might seem like one giant caravan of dangerous extremists, I believe there are people in there who mean well" (and might need asylum). Watch below. Peter Weber