Late Night Tackles 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) "has become famous as the guy fighting against 'the millionaires and billionaires,'" Trevor Noah said on Wednesday's Daily Show. "But now he may have to have a conversation with the man in the mirror."
Yes, Sanders "has come out as a millionaire — and it's funny that he had to 'come out' as a millionaire," Noah said. "Like, I wonder if he came out to his family first. 'Guys, there's something I need to tell you: I'm actually rich.' And I bet his family was like: 'Oh, Bernie, we've known for years. We had a feeling when you started ordering appetizers, Bernie.'"
"Now obviously, for many people, this is a bit shocking," Noah said. "Because hating millionaires is Bernie's whole thing, you know? This is like finding out Donald Trump is secretly Mexican." Sanders isn't going to "change his core principle" because of his windfall, but "I do think it would be funny if we started picking up subtle changes," Noah said, demonstrating.
He also marveled at how close Hollywood came to correctly imagining what a black hole looks like and recreated the viral standoff between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) as an awkward date. Watch below. Peter Weber