Jon Stewart Tears into Trump at NY Event
Jon Stewart tore into Donald Trump earlier this week, calling out the billionaire for everything that he is.
The Hill reports:
The former “Daily Show” host repeatedly mocked the Republican presidential nominee at a Tuesday event, specifically scoffing at his claims that the system might be “rigged” against him.
“Dude, you live in a tower with your name on it in gold,” Stewart said at a Stand Up for Heroes benefit in New York. “How well would you be doing if the man wasn’t keeping you down?”
“I’m not in the game anymore. I’m not much of a political analyst,” Stewart told the crowd, according to CNN. “But if I could ask you a question that I’ve been saying to my television, it’s ‘What the f—?’ What the f— is going on? What is happening?”
Stewart, who stepped down from his hit Comedy Central show last year, expressed surprise that a tape from a 2005 “Access Hollywood” interview with Trump — in which the real estate mogul made lewd and aggressive remarks about women — didn’t hand the election to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton when it came to light last month.
“I thought when a guy got off a bus and says, ‘I’m going to grab her on the p—-,’ then OK, we’re done. The election is over.
“Usually this is a signifier that we don’t have to pay attention anymore.”
Stewart continued: “Then the FBI jumps in, and all of a sudden there’s a whole new thing the FBI’s investigating again. Why would they even jump in there? And then it goes back to Anthony Weiner?”
“This is insane. … As a writer, honestly, the first woman president, and she’s taken down by Bush and Weiner — like, that’s just bad writing.”
Stewart, 53, also recalled getting into a war of words with Trump in 2013.
Stewart said the then-“Celebrity Apprentice” star tweeted that he was “overrated,” writing, “If Jon Stewart is so above it all and legit, why did he change his name from Jon Leibowitz? he should be proud of his heritage.”
“So I start to think to myself, oh, I think this guy is trying to let people know I’m a Jew,” Stewart said, before quipping, “And I think to myself, doesn’t my face do that?”
Stewart added: “It would be funny If it wasn’t so toxically crude and horrible. So I decide to tweet back at him: ‘Many people don’t know this, but Donald Trump’s real name is F—-face Von Clownstick. I wish you would embrace the Von Clownstick heritage.’”
“You remember, by the way, Lincoln used to get into this s— all the time with people,” Stewart said to laughs, a recording of the comedian’s remarks posted on YouTube shows.
Stewart ended his comments by telling the audience, “Vote wisely this Nov. 8.”
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