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Trevor Noah: "Donald Trump Is The Perfect African President"

Trevor Noah compares Donald Trump to some of the most controversial African leaders in a brilliant segment on 'The Daily Show.'


Donald Trump would make the perfect African president, said Trevor Noah in the brilliant opening segment of Thursday's night Daily Show.

Over the course of seven minutes, the 31-year-old comedian offered a satirical breakdown of the Republican party presidential aspirant's similarities to some of the continent's most controversial leaders and dictators.

"For me, as an African, there's just something familiar about Trump that makes me feel at home," Noah said before playing a series of clips of Jacob Zuma. "That's light xenophobia, with just a dash of diplomacy," Noah said, comparing Zuma's comments on foreign nationals with Trump's remarks about immigrants.

Next, he compared Trump's claims that vaccines cause autism with Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's claims that he can cure AIDS.

"Donald Trump is presidential," Noah then stated. "He just happens to be running on the wrong continent. In fact, once you realize that Trump is basically the perfect African president, you start to notice the similarities everywhere," he said before comparing Trump and former Ugandan president Idi Amin's extraordinary level of bragging.

"Trump is so African presidential he's already at the level of Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe, whose brutality and oppressive tactics have kept him in power for 35 years," said Noah.

But Trump reminds The Daily Show host of one African leader in particular, the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

"I understand that Trump is a little scary– a little exotic, a little out of America's comfort zone for some. But this great country's capable of bold leaps. It took one in 2008 when it elected its first black president. Now in 2016 I say it's time to be bold once more and elect America's first African president."

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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