Trevor Noah had to address the James Comey-sized elephant in the room at the start of Tuesday’s episode of “The Daily Show.”
“You can’t just fire the FBI director,” Noah said after playing several news clips that aired earlier Tuesday. “Like, I mean, if he’s gone, who’s going to investigate Russia’s ties to… ohhhh.”
It seems to Noah that President Donald Trump’s apparently strategic move has finally pushed the commander in chief across the line from seeming like a controlling African dictator to being something much worse.
“Right now, even Africans are watching this going, ‘Yo, yo, yo, yo! Donald Trump does not fuck around, yeah?” he joked.
Noah promised his viewers that he would cover the story with more depth on the next episode. But before he moved on with the show, Noah read excerpts from the Trump administration’s “insane” statement on why they let the head of the FBI go.
“There’s no other way to describe it,” he said. “It’s a masterstroke.”
According to Noah, Trump is essentially firing Comey to stand up for his “good friend,” former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ― yes, the woman whom he’d pledged last year to “lock up.”
“That’s the most gangster excuse,” Noah said.
Watch Noah try to make sense of the whole debacle in the clip above.