Noah says Donald Trump's p-ssy grab heard 'round the world "made sexual assault seem like a partisan issue" and has enabled Republican party members "to use politics as a shield for their sex crimes."
Trevor Noah spent a good chunk of Monday night's "Daily Show" slamming conservatives for rushing to defend Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore after he was accused of having had sexual relationships with teenage girls.
"As a devoted member of the Christian right, he knows the one place a person can find forgiveness. You've got to go to a church," Noah said. "And then you take a right and go down two blocks to Sean Hannity's house," a man who Noah joked "has a season ticket to the wrong side of history."
Last week, Hannity invited Moore to his radio show to give him a chance to defend himself against the accusations. "But as so many young women have learned, if you give Roy a chance, he's just going to make it worse," Noah said before playing a clip of Friday's interview.
When Hannity asked Moore if he remembered ever dating young girls or girls in their late teens, he replied, "Not generally, no. If I did, you know, I'm not going to dispute anything, but I don't remember anything like that."
When Hannity posed the question again, Moore said, "I don't remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother."
"I don't think I've ever heard someone deny their way into a confession," Noah joked before impersonating Moore. "'Did I date underage girls? No, not generally. I mean, specifically, yes, so what I'm saying is all the time.'"
The host then turned his sights to a bigger issue at stake.
"Republican politics can basically be divided into two eras: There's B.G. and A.G. -- Before the Grab and After the Grab," Noah said in reference to 2005 audio footage of Donald Trump telling "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush that "when you're a star...you can do anything," including "grab them by the pussy."
"Once they made sexual assault seem like a partisan issue, it enabled all of their party members to use politics as a shield for their sex crimes," Noah said.
The comedian referenced the recent sexual harassment allegations running rampant in Hollywood against big names like Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. to demonstrate that similar offenders in politics do not receive the same kind of shunning.
But the host really lost his marbles discussing Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler defending Moore's actions: "Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There's just nothing immoral or illegal here."
"That may be the greatest defense of pedophilia I have ever heard in my life," joked Noah.