Jon Stewart annihilates Trump, his supporters & Fox News in scathing speech (VIDEO)
In one of his first appearances since his 'Daily Show' retirement, Stewart pulled no punches. He called out the Republican candidate, to whom he referred as an “angry groundhog” for his RNC speech. He said Trump was merely “vomit[ing] on everyone for an hour.”
Stewart also had harsh words for Trump supporters who claim to want to ‘take back’ America. “This country isn’t yours. You don’t own it!” he said. “You don’t own patriotism, you don’t own Christianity. You sure as hell don’t own respect for military, police and firefighters.”
John Stewart finally broke his TV silence last night & it was glorious, necessary and 100 percent on point https://t.co/kuassNXlQW— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) July 22, 2016
He singled out the hypocrisy he saw among RNC attendees who had campaigned against legislation providing health care support for 9/11 first responders.
“I saw a lot of people on the convention floor at Cleveland with their Blue Lives Matter rhetoric ,who either remained silent or actively fought against the 9/11 first responders’ bill reauthorization.”
“I see you, and I see your bullsh*t!” he said.
Stewart expressed glee at the upcoming contortions many conservatives will have to endure to throw their support behind Trump, particularly over the traits and issues he shares with President Barack Obama.
Describing Trump as “a thin-skinned narcissist with no government experience,” Stewart also targeted Fox News host Sean Hannity over his hypocrisy in failing to criticize Trump over the same issues for which he spent eight years attacking Obama for, including elitism, divisiveness, inexperience and his dependence on a teleprompter.
“I’m sure it’s easy for people without ethics or principles to embrace someone who embodies everything they said they hated about the previous president for the past eight years,” he said.