Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart came home from a comedy tour in Europe — "I'm no Hitler fan; I'm a Jewish guy, but after being in Scandinavia, I kind of get what he was going for ... cheekbone-wise" — to talk midterms at New York's annual Stand Up for Heroes veterans benefit Monday night.
"Donald Trump has been president forever," Stewart said. "He's never not been president." But at least the midterm elections present an opportunity for feedback on this endless presidency, Stewart added, which is important because "we're in a terrible situation in the world; I don't know if you're aware of that."
Stewart also weighed in on the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, predicting it would not result in meaningful policy change. "You know, I don't understand how we're not doing anything," he said. "If other people kill us, as you know, we will make [U.S. troops] go to their place forever. It's basically how Americans learn geography now. But if we kill each other, we do nothing."
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And he addressed the migrant caravan slowly moving toward the United States' southern border. "I'm so scared!" Stewart snarked. "There's thousands of sharecroppers coming to America at one to two miles an hour. They'll be here by April. Oh my God, what are we going to do? Probably let them plant things."
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