Donald Trump's rise and hopeful fall, perhaps best described as the presidential candidacy version of someone's drunk racist uncle delivering an unbroken barrage of stream-of-consciousness stupidity, took a surprising though not entirely unexpected turn this week. After the GOP's leading honey-glazed tiger testicle called for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States," the backlash was thankfully immediate and refreshingly bipartisan. Those fortunate enough to possess a functioning brain even started an impromptu #TrumpIsDisqualifiedParty, because optimism says someone like Trump couldn't possibly make it to the White House after stoking some historically bad fires.
Trump predictably doubled down on his Muslim ban ridiculousness in a series of interviews, prompting The Daily Show's Trevor Noah and Hasan Minhaj to keep it unequivocally real during Tuesday's show. "Donald Trump is an extremist leader who came out of nowhere," Minhaj explained. "He's self-financed, recruits through social media, attracts followers through radical ideology to take over the world, and he's actively trying to start a war between Islam and the West." Minhaj and Noah then kicked their dedication to keeping it very real up a few notches, dubbing Donald Trump "White ISIS," or "WISIS" for short.
When pressed about the fact that many Republican leaders and self-proclaimed conservatives took a firm stand against Trump's most recent bit of rhetoric, Minhaj remains unconvinced. "I still don't feel safe," he added. "It's just easier on my brain to be irrationally afraid of an entire group of people. So, until we can figure out what's going on here, I—Hasan J. Minhaj—say we should not allow any conservatives into the White House."
Thank you, Daily Show, for making America think again.