Aired at the end of the second night, The Daily Show recapped the first night of the virtual Democratic National Convention, in which many ordinary Americans, politicians and celebrities launched a week-long celebration and call for the action for candidate Joe Biden.
One of the most moving early speakers, host Trevor Noah said, was Kristin Urquiza of Arizona, whose father died of coronavirus in June. “Her only pre-existing condition was to trust Donald Trump,” she said of her father, adding that he felt “betrayed” by the president at the end of his life.
“Wow, that was absolutely scathing,” Noah said of his remarks. “And she’s right, she thinks Donald Trump is truly one of the most harmful things you can do.” This fact was true even before Trump was president, he added – “just ask Atlantic City, his first two wives, or any other Trump University graduate.
But the real highlight of the first night was former first lady Michelle Obama’s speech, in which she calmly declared Donald Trump unfit to lead. Obama’s words were both ‘bright’ and ‘icy’, Noah said, “and what made them even more devastating was that Michelle Obama wasn’t angry – she wasn’t screaming, she just declared Trump’s complete failure as president as president. obvious fact ”.
Noah also appreciated that Obama “doesn’t shame people. In recent years, it has been common in politics to shame people who disagree with you and do not intend to vote like you. Much of this is fueled by the toxicity of the online culture and the current division of the country, but instead of doing so, Michelle acknowledged that there are people who don’t want to hear what she has. to say, then she respectfully. and seriously engaged with those who might want to listen to him, and asked them to support Biden.
Trump, of course, did not respond well to Obama’s words; at an event celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage, he criticized her speech for being recorded instead of live. “Not only was it recorded,” he said, “but it was recorded a long time ago because she had [coronavirus] death. ”
“Damn, he’s one of the biggest self-owns I’ve ever seen,” Noah replied, then imagined Trump’s logic: “One hundred and fifty thousand dead? I’ve killed 20,000 more since then, idiot!
For the second night in a row, Stephen Colbert covered the highlights of DNC live immediately after the virtual broadcast. The theme for the first night was ‘we the people’, while the second night turned to ‘leadership issues’ – ‘which, of course, forced the GOP to rename the second night of their convention’ every day. qualities matter, ”Colbert joked.
The second night of the convention was a “magical night,” he continued, which included segments on women’s suffrage, the health crisis in the United States and a “beautiful travelogue from Joe Biden’s hairline – he’s obviously had quite a trip in the last 50 years ”.
Keynote speakers for the evening included former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, who called Trump’s Oval Office a “storm center” rather than a command center.
“That’s a good point, but I don’t think Bill Clinton can lecture anyone about what should happen in the Oval Office,” Colbert replied. “Those who live in glass houses should not be allowed to approach the interns.”
Several speakers referred to Tuesday’s anniversary marking the centenary of women’s constitutional suffrage through the 19th Amendment. “Fun fact: My mom was born three days after women first got to vote,” Colbert said of the occasion. “This is how recently [this was]. Another fun fact: Women have been able to vote for 100 years – Joe Biden has been in office for half that time.
And on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon recapped Michelle Obama’s widely acclaimed speech Monday night, in which she used Trump’s words against him. Calling Trump “the wrong president for our country,” Obama said he had “had more than enough time to prove he could do the job, but he was clearly over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He just can’t be the one we need for us. It is what it is. ”
“At that point, Donald Trump squeezed his diet coke so hard it turned into a diamond,” Fallon said. “I’m serious, right after that a doctor took Trump’s blood pressure and the cuff blew up.
Trump was asked about Obama’s “over-the-head” comment at an event celebrating the centenary of the 19th Amendment, and replied, “She’s over-the-head.” ”
“Oh, yeah, it’s a good comeback,” Fallon scoffed. “It was his insult to you. You can’t use his insult – every third grader who can’t go back to school the next day knows that.