Trevor Noah highlighted the irony of President Donald Trump declaring April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month when Trump himself has bragged about sexually assaulting women and his spin-master Bill O’Reilly at FOX News was just hit with a sexual assault lawsuit.
After announcing that Trump had declared April to be a month dedicated to the massive problem of sexual assault in America, The Daily Show host sarcastically cheered, “Trump! Trump! Trump!”
He continued, “Aw, thanks, President Trump. You know how Trump can celebrate? By calling out his propaganda partner Bill O’Reilly at Fox News.”
“But this is a decision we can all get behind,” Noah added, because Trump is “finally following presidential tradition.” President Obama began the tradition of devoting April to sexual assault prevention, and if our loathsome current president can prevent at least one assault with his hypocritical lip-service, the absurdity of this situation will be worth it.
Noah continued to ruthlessly mock pundits who interpret the few tiny things Trump does that aren’t outrageous and terrible – like mimicking Obama’s month declarations – as signs that Trump is becoming a normal president.
“And now, Trump is following suit, which is super rare. Could this be the pivot, people? The elusive presidential pivot?” Noah asked. “Because anything Obama liked, Trump has discarded,” he said, citing the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and throwing the first pitch out on baseball’s opening day.
But, Noah suspects, as soon as someone mentioned a sexual assault month, Trump delightedly cried, “I’m in, I’m in! When do I start?”
Tonight at 11/10c, Trump proclaims April Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and, well, you know the rest. pic.twitter.com/R1GK4D3x75
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Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.