Trevor Noah Challenges Trump To Come On His Show: “I don’t think Trump has the balls to go on a show where people don’t like him.”


In a new interview with The Daily Beast, Trevor Noah said he doubts Trump will ever appear on the Daily Show, like President Obama did.  “Trump is in a world where he truly only wants to associate himself with people that like him,” Noah said, and so barring some kind of apology from TDS, he doesn’t expect to have a sit down with President Trump. “I don’t think Trump has the balls to go on a show where people don’t like him.”

Even if he doesn’t get a face-to-face interview, Noah wouldn’t mind following the President. He reaffirmed that he’d love to host the next White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and offered some predictions for how Trump will perform himself. “I don’t think he’s going to do that well. He’s not great at delivering a joke that was written for him. He’s good in the moment at riffing and stuff, but he’s not particularly good at like, reading, in general. So I don’t think he’ll do that well.”

Suggesting that it would be a mistake to decline participation in the dinner, Noah pointed out that attempts on Trump’s part to curtail comedic criticism would be a mistake, and issued what might be seen as a warning about what happens in countries without comedy. “If you track satire and comedy, you will always find them in countries where there is no revolution,” he said, citing Arab Spring and Egypt as examples of places where free speech was restricted. “Once you start shutting that down, the people feel like they no longer have a voice or a space to amplify their thoughts.”

The interview is part of a promotional tour, Noah has a brand new hour special that just premiered on Netflix yesterday, “Trevor Noah: Afraid of the Dark.”

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