Jon Stewart Mocks 'Man-Baby' Trump

He says he'd sooner vote for Mr. T
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2016 2:33 AM CDT
Updated May 10, 2016 6:03 AM CDT

Jon Stewart handed over the reins to the Daily Show just as the wildest election season in decades kicked into gear—but he hasn't lost his edge. In a taping of David Axelrod's Axe Files podcast, Stewart wondered if thin-skinned "man-baby" Donald Trump was even eligible to be president, CNN reports. "Are you eligible to run if you are a man-baby or a baby-man? I don't know," he said. "He has the physical countenance of a man and a baby's temperament and hands." Politico notes that Stewart also mocked Trump's campaign slogan, saying, "When was America great? What is this time that he speaks of? '81 to '82? Like what are we talking about?"

In true Daily Show style, Stewart was also scathing about the Democrats. "The door is open to an asshole like Donald Trump because the Democrats haven't done enough to show people that government, that can be effective for people, can be efficient for people," he said. "And if you can't do that, then you've lost the right to make that change and someone's going to come in and demagogue you." He described Hillary Clinton as a "very bright woman without the courage of her convictions"—but "that is not to say that she is not preferable to Donald Trump because, at this point, I would vote for Mr. T over Donald Trump." (In 2012, Stewart urged "gift from the comedy gods" Trump to run for president to keep it from being a dull race between Obama and "Captain Chucklebuns" Mitt Romney.)

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