Trevor Noah defends Jared Kushner from controversial comments: ‘Not a fan… but’

‘There’s so many real things you can get mad at Kushner for,' said TV host

Annie Lord@annielord8
Saturday 16 May 2020 10:49
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Trevor Noah defends Jared Kushner from controversy over out-of-context quote

Trevor Noah defended White House aide Jared Kushner after he was falsely reported to have suggested that coronavirus would delay the scheduled November 3 election.

“Oh. My. God. Jared Kushner might delay the election?!” exclaimed The Daily Show host. “That is not good!”

He added, “And honestly, I can’t believe that Jared Kushner said this. And the reason I can’t believe it is because he didn’t actually say this.”

Indeed, when asked if the election may have to be delayed, Kushner replied: “It’s not my decision to make, so I’m not sure I can commit one way or the other. But right now that’s the plan.”

Headlines ensued that Kushner was suggesting that Donald Trump would use the pandemic as a pretext to avoid getting voted out of office.

The presidential election is set by federal law. Moving it requires the agreement of Congress – the Republicans in the Senate and Democrats in the House of Representatives.

“Yeah, you see, not only did Jared Kushner not say he’s delaying the election, he laughs off the question and says it’s not his decision to make,” explained Noah.

“And look: I’m not a fan of Jared Kushner, but I don’t think it’s helpful for anybody to stir up s*** like this at a time like this. I mean, people are out here pretending to be ants! They don’t need added stress in their lives.”

“So please, news outlets or whoever’s putting these headlines up: let’s not gin up controversy where it doesn’t need to be – especially since there’s so many real things you can get mad at Jared Kushner for, like giving PPE contracts to his buddies, having sleepovers with the Saudi prince, or speaking in a frequency that summons locusts from miles away.”

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