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Sun Oct 23 05:09:31 SAST 2016

Trevor Noah f-bombs Trump

Azizzar Mosupi | 03 March, 2016 00:39

The South African host of US television's 'The Daily Show', Trevor Noah, has dropped an "f-bomb" - the label "fascist", not the obscene expletive - on American Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

The 32-year-old comedian took shots at the billionaire businessman on Super Tuesday after Trump quoted Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on Twitter, without knowing the source.

"It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep," the fascist dictator said.

Noah said fascism was "celebrating aggressive masculinity, a fear of outsiders, excessive nationalism, and an intolerance of criticism" and then showed a series of clips of Trump displaying exactly those attributes.

Recently Noah showed a montage of news reports illustrating, he said, how "unpresidential" Trump was. He said the property mogul was not fit to take part in presidential debate .

"No, [the debate] is unfit for Trump," said Noah, "there is no marble, there is no gold. Where are the women in bikinis?"

Noah, who took over from Jon Stewart as host of the satirical US show in September, has over the past few months been raked over the coals by fans who think he's not quite cutting it.

The show's ratings have taken a knock. Nielsen reported in November that there had been a 37% fall in US viewer numbers since he took the helm.

On the other hand, Noah increased viewership in the 18-to-24 age group by 20%, and on-demand streams of the Comedy Central show by 44%.


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