Stewart mocks what Trump describes as

Between Herman Cain's bizarre campaign ads, Sim City-inspired tax policies, and the latest accusations of sexual harassment, he's currently one of The Daily Show's favorite subjects. On Monday, Jon Stewart made a joke about Cain's denial of sexual-abuse allegations, and Donald Trump was not amused. The golden-haired billionaire and friend of the Republican party described Stewart's joke as "a very, very racist rant." 

Stewart responded, as you'd expect, by cueing up a sound byte of Trump, describing what he calls a "great relationship with the blacks." After an all-too brief Trump impression, Stewart segues into Ann Coulter's latest comment on how "our blacks are better than their blacks," referring to black conservatives and black liberals. This leads to a hilarious round-table discussion on "Democratic and Republican blacks" — specifically their quality, appearance and flavor (Herman Cain is like "biting down on a slice of jazz").

I understand that, between the weekly debates and the sideshow of candidates, the GOP's been the first to supply the comedy world with fodder, but this was just a desperate attempt by Trump to try and flip their all-too common charge of racism onto someone else. Republicans constantly cry foul on the media for painting them in a poor light, but then casually throw around phrases like "our blacks." It's like Donald Trump doesn't actually understand what racism is, and assumes he can just use the word whenever someone makes a joke involving a black guy, even if race has nothing to do with it.

Also, even Stewart points out that he did several offensive impressions that Trump could have chosen from... I'd have chosen Rick Perry trying to have sex with a piece of granite. Now that's offensive!

Commentarium (14 Comments)

Nov 03 11 - 2:22pm
Publius

Funny that saying "the Blacks" is racist but talking in an exaggerated African-American dialect is humor, at least in Stewart-land.

Nov 03 11 - 2:27pm
fishstix

Ummm...what is an 'African-American dialect?'

Nov 03 11 - 2:28pm
Carlos Cabrera

Although Stewart has done exaggerated italian and southern american dialects, he has never done "an exaggerated African-American dialect". Not in this segment. Not ever. He even says, "Do you really think that's my Herman Cain impression?" There's nothing about it that even sounds like he's remotely trying to sound African-American.

Nov 03 11 - 8:20pm
S

You can study ebonics in college though.

Nov 03 11 - 9:39pm
Publius

@fishstix - Watch Steward mocking Herman Cain. And here's a pointer in the meantime: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_Vernacular_English

Or, just ask Harry Reid. He can tell you.

Nov 03 11 - 2:44pm
Just another example

of racist conservatives trying to manufacture a controversy where there is none. "I have a great relationship with the blacks." - Donald Trump

Nov 03 11 - 4:26pm
Just another example

Of over the top leftist hyperbole.

Nov 03 11 - 7:16pm
Just another example

of bipartisan douchebaggery.

Nov 03 11 - 8:24pm
RioRico

Bullsh!t. GOP is racist to the core. Just check their demographics, their efforts to disenfranchise non-whites, et al. Dems aren't saints but GOPs are sh!theads.

BTW I'm a Green, not a Dem, so don't think of accusing me of partisan douchebaggery. A plague on both their corporate houses.

Nov 03 11 - 9:39pm
Publius

RioRico - Ok, not partisan d-baggery, just being a d-bag. Got it.

Nov 04 11 - 10:15am
Zap! Pow! Bam!

@RioRico: I call bullshit to your call of bullshit. You don't have a clue.

Nov 04 11 - 12:10pm
fishstix

Why isn't there red-neck-english?

Nov 04 11 - 7:13pm
Publius

I'm sure there is. Why do you think there isn't?

Nov 07 11 - 11:53pm
comma

Niggs. You guys need to get back with the white pride.