Trevor Noah Turns Donald Trump's Words into a Bad Reggae SongFeb 27, 2020
-You're doing a great job on the show. -Thank you very much, man. Thanks. But it's a lot of work, right? I mean, it's full. Do you have any free time? -Yeah, you know, I'm sorry you're taking the time off. Like, we've had to readjust our lives now in accordance with the Trump news cycle, I feel like, as people. So we just go, like, we know what it's like, waking up in the morning, like, you don't have a rooster crowing. You got the tweet cackling. How do you know? So we woke up. And then we adjust our lives.
Come on, what's going to happen, what's going to happen, what's going to happen, what's going to happen, and then we relax. -But, do you ever have a vacation or something? - I do, I do. Like, I took a break now in December. In fact, I went to Bali. Have you ever been? -No. - Oh, it's amazing. Oh yeah, if you get the chance... - Really? -You should go. Like, Bali was phenomenal. Lots of people suggested it. However, I will say this. I feel like there should be a TripAdvisor specifically for people of color. No, because white people like different things on vacation than everyone else, right?
Like... no, because white people... like white people always give you suggestions of things you wouldn't want to do as a person of color. Like... like adventure sports, it's like a very white thing. Like, they'd say, "I want to be like, bungee jumping. I want to do something, I want to feel like life is dangerous." And as a black person, you say, "That's life." So I don't want to go and do those things. You know what I mean? Being stopped by the police is bungee jumping. I'm fine. I just want to relax when I go on vacation. -You live that. -People say, "Don't you want to go camping?" That was my life growing up.
No running water, no food when... no, I don't want to go camping. I do not want to return home. That's like... I've worked hard now. I want to have fun. So like Bali, that was the trick. People were like, "Trevor, you have to go to Bali." I was like, "What's going to happen in Bali?" "Like, it's so unique." And now I've learned that when white people say unique, they mean poor. But they don't tell you that. -No. -Right, like it was...so I went to Bali. And I was like, "Oh, this is going to be amazing." Forks.
There are temples, there is culture, the food is incredible. The people are the friendliest you will ever meet. But, what he didn't know was that half of the trip would only be to see people who don't have the best means. So, we went into a person's house, and I thought it was like a temple. And then we talk, and it's like... like someone's, but "home" is a strong word. It is like a room, as if it were a kitchen, a bedroom, a dining room. Like a New York apartment type thing, right? And then we're standing in the living room.
People say, "Oh my God. Look how they live." "Oh my gosh. I appreciate my life so much more right now." "Can I take a selfie with you?" And I'm just standing in the corner. -Oh my God. "Can I take a selfie with you?" -I was like, "Never again." But Bali is amazing. Go there. Just don't go to people's houses. Just don't do that part. -No, do not do it. But you're also doing it, you're also on tour doing stand-up when you have a free weekend. Oh, I loved it, yes. -You're going to the west coast right now. -Yes, after this I fly to Los Angeles, I do shows in Santa Barbara and then I do shows in Los Angeles, and then I come back, we do "The Daily Show". -But how do you keep your energy up?
I mean, I'd be... I'd be exhausted. -Oh, but it helps when you don't have family, Jimmy. -I didn't even think about it. -I'm alone. I travel the world in my solitude. -Oh, yes, yes, yes, yes. -No, but you know what? I get the energy from stand-up. And genuinely, I love seeing America. I love going, because I don't just go from coast to coast. I'll go everywhere, like Erie, Pennsylvania. I was in Cleveland recently, Pittsburgh. I was in - yes. I just... I just go through Central America. I just want to see everything, every city. -Do you have a favorite place where you like to perform? -I try -- Cleveland is one of my favorites.
Gen...yes. It's like, I feel like Cleveland has like... they're like, "We've suffered through everything." There's like a vibe in Cleveland where I go. Like, when I talk to them about Africa, they're like, "That's like here, Trevor!" It's fun. It's fun. -Cleveland? Yes, we connect. I dont know. We connect. And now there's a renaissance in Cleveland. Things are improving. It is a beautiful place. Good people. -Yes. You said you enjoy the southern accent. -Yes. -If you do. -I make trips to the South. Know what it is? So my mother is Xhosa, right? So I grew up in a Xhosa family.
And Xhosa is very musical. -Yes. -It has a rebound. And then I realize that the southern accent also has... there's something cool about it. It seems that people are playing a banjo in their mouths. It's lovely. It's like, everything, when they talk really fast to each other, like they're in Kentucky doing shows. And I was talking to some people, and I was like, "Oh, what do I do in Kentucky?" And people were like -- And it's fun, like -- what's beautiful is -- If you have an ear for music, if they're arguing, it sounds like a Mumford & Sons concert.
Like, everyone is leaving. And you're just listening to people argue. It's so fun. It's beautiful, you see? - It's actually beautiful. -It's lovely. -That's hilarious. Oh my God. Do you like hosting "The Daily Show"? You enjoy it? - I love it, man. I love every moment. -You're crushing him, friend. You're doing a great job. -Thank you very much, man. Thanks. I love him so much. -I love watching him. You also have a great team there. -Yeah, man, I'm lucky to have inherited great people from Jon Stewart, and I… you know, I was never destined for a job like this in my world.
Every day is a dream for me. I'm thankful. I am happy. Even Trump I can enjoy on certain days. I even know that he sounds crazy. But even Trump on certain days, I'll be like, "Oh, there are things I laugh at. There are things I enjoy." You know? -Yes. -Like, he has become a part of my life. Like me, like he was a character. A character that could kill me, but he's still a character. -Yeah, so you find the humor and you're like...Yeah, he's...so many... -You know what I realized? Like, the other day, I sang Trump, like, just catchphrases in my life.
As if they were
songlyrics. So I'll be sitting alone in an airport, and I'll be like ♪♪ Billions and billions ♪♪ ♪♪ And billions and billions and billions ♪♪ And someone will walk by and say, "What
songis that? ?" I'm like, "Oh, that's just Trump talking about his money." And that's it, it's like a stranger, as if today he was talking about chain migration. That's the great thing about him. You know? Because he doesn't want to, you know, pass the government funding bill. And he says "Chain migration. Chain migration." And like, he always, he's so rhythmic. I realize... - Chain migration. -Yes, that's exactly it! -Yes Yes. -That's exactly it! -Both: Chain migration! -And if you... -Great impression.
I have never heard that impression of him, yes. -But if... but if you listen to it... -Chain mi-- -If you listen to it, it seems that he is doing a bad interpretation of a Bob Marley song. It sounds like a
reggaesong. It's like ♪♪ Chain migration ♪♪ ♪♪ Chain migration ♪♪ ♪♪ Chain migration and chain migration of people ♪♪ ♪♪ Now chain migration ♪♪ ♪♪ They come by mother, become sons and daughters ♪♪ ♪♪ I want to be in our nation ♪♪ -Okay, okay. Oh my God. -It's amazing. -This guy. Oh my God. That was a good laugh. On January 30, after the State of the Union, you will go to a live show.
A live... -I'm excited. -..."Daily program." -The State of the Union address continues, and then "The Daily Show's" will be live. I love live shows after Trump speaks, because we don't know what he's going to say. No one knows what he's going to do, including himself, which I like. No, because I feel like we're all in the same place. He also says, "Nobody knows, not even me, honey." Nobody knows! It's exciting. I'm lovin 'it. So State of, you know, State of the Union, we're going to be live, which is very, very exciting. We'll see what he says.
I feel like everyone, Democrats, Republicans, I don't care who you are, they're all squeezing his butt cheeks while he's talking. Because it could be anything. He could start a war or he could make peace. you don't know -You really have no idea, do you? -"Little Rocket Man... he's a friend." you don't know you don't know So it's going to be fun. Live. -Oh, guys. Trevor Noah right here. "The Daily Program". Say hi to everyone for me, will you? -Thank you very much, man.
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