Jon Stewart bemoaned the Trump administration one year in, likening the country to a guy waiting around to see what happens after putting his “d— in the toaster.”
Stewart performed at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night alongside John Oliver, Trevor Noah, and Conan O’Brien, to raise money wounded veterans as part of the annual Stand Up for Heroes event hosted by the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
While the ABC news anchor’s wife Lee Woodroof pleaded for everyone to “set aside politics,” Stewart didn’t hold back.
Still bewildered by Trump’s shock election win a year ago, Stewart marveled at the fact that 10-15 percent of Barack Obama supporters voted for Trump.
“How do you even get there?” he asked. “It’s like a guy who’s like, ‘It didn’t work out with my girlfriend so now I’m going out with a toaster.’”
“That’s really, I think, where our country is at right now. We put our d— in the toaster and we’re all waiting to see what happens. What the f—, man?”
Oliver drew a similar parallel, saying, “Falling in love with America right now is like falling in love with a girl who’s throwing up all over herself.”
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Oliver drew a similar parallel, saying, ““It’s a strange time to be in love with America right now. Some would offer you are not at your finest.”
“Falling in love with America right now is like falling in love with a girl who’s throwing up all over herself,” Oliver said. “You hold her hair back and say, ‘Let it all out. You just made a mistake, that’s all.’”
Comedians Hasan Minahj and John Mulaney avoided Trump altogether, while Noah, O’Brien and Oliver ventured into apolitical territories.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers also played a set while Leslie Odom Jr. of “Hamilton” fame, sang the national anthem.
With News Wire Services.