"This day was supposed to be about showing off unity," Noah says about Trump's recent press conference. "Instead, the Trump train derailed."
Trevor Noah doesn't understand why Republicans keep giving POTUS the mic.
Earlier this week, the President Donald Trump held a surprise press conference at the White House in an attempt to convince reporters he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell don't actually hate each other, but as Noah pointed out Tuesday night, "Trump made people forget [about his strained relationship with McConnell] the way he usually makes people forget about any issue -- by creating an entirely new issue."
When a reporter asked Trump why he hadn't publicly addressed the recent deaths of four U.S. soldiers in Niger, POTUS replied with what Noah said was the equivalent of "the dog ate my homework" before attacking former president Barack Obama.
"I've written them personal letters," Trump told reporters. "They've been sent or they're going out tonight, but they were during the weekend. I will, at some point during the period of time, call the parents and the families 'cause I have done that traditionally."
"The traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls," he continued. "A lot of them didn't make calls. I like to call when it's appropriate, when I think I'm able to do it."
Trump later clarified his statements about Obama, saying, "I was told he didn't often, and a lot of presidents don't. They write letters. I do a combination of both. I like, when I can, the combination of a call and also a letter."
"See what he said?" Noah said, before imitating Trump. "'President Obama never called. I call and I write. I also haven't called and I didn't write. But I do, except when I don't, which is now.'"
"I feel really bad for Mitch McConnell, man, I really do," Noah added. "This day was supposed to be about showing off unity. Instead, the Trump train derailed what was supposed to be a simple photo opportunity. I don't know why Republicans insist on letting Donald Trump speak. They should just stage relationship paparazzi pictures. That's all you need. Yeah, I can see it now -- Trump and McConnell sharing a milkshake. People will be like, 'Wow, could this be tax reform? Who knows!'"