There may not be a live audience, and Trevor Noah looks to have traded his suit for a hoodie (and probably pants), but The Daily Show goes on.
So to does Donald Trump’s fondness for Twitter, and America’s president has been busy in the past few days.
Desperate to distract from America’s mounting death toll, which now exceeds 94 000, POTUS has picked on some usual, and unusual, targets.
Melania might talk about #BeBest, her campaign to end online bullying, but in a separate room somewhere in the White House, Donald is sending out tweets like this:
How many nicknames can you spot? What a fun game to play.
However, shouting ‘Obamagate’ and ‘China’ doesn’t distract from the US government’s catastrophic handling of the virus for too long.
In a recent segment, Trevor looked at Trump’s tweeting, as well as the Mike Pompeo scandal:
Trevor has his fair share of critics, and for good reason, but those who had hoped the end of live studio broadcasts would spell trouble for the host and his show might be disappointed.
As Vanity Fair reports, The Daily Show is thriving:
In the weeks since his return, Noah has made headlines by offering to pay the salaries of his furloughed staffers and, like many of his competitors, has used the Daily Show platform to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic….
The Daily Show has actually increased its nightly footprint: episodes have grown from 30 to 45 minutes, which gives breathing room to Noah’s interviews and allows for more in-depth discussion than the typical late-night show structure…
“I don’t want to call them wins, because we’re in a pandemic—but we’ve had a couple of big [videos] that we put out with a lot of engagement since the pandemic started,” [Ramin Hedayati, the supervising producer] said, crediting Noah’s insistence that the show put its content online as soon as possible, rather than waiting to post it after the broadcast.
Perhaps the most popular of those videos has been ‘Saluting the Heroes of the Coronavirus Pandumbic’:
I’d ask how those people sleep at night, but not having a conscience helps.
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