Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has never been a big fan of President-elect Donald Trump, but when it comes to the protests and riots that have erupted across the U.S. in opposition to the results of the election, he has but one word to describe it:
In a recent interview with Charlie Rose for CBS This Morning, the comedian, actor and political commentator shared his views:
I thought Donald Trump disqualified himself at numerous points, but there is now this idea that anyone who voted for him has to be defined by the worst of his rhetoric. There are guys in my neighborhood whom I love, I respect, that I think have incredible qualities—that are not afraid of Mexicans and not afraid of Muslims and not afraid of blacks. They're afraid of their insurance premiums ...
Don't look at Muslims as a monolith. They are individuals, and it would be ignorance. But everybody who voted for Trump is a monolith—is a racist. That hypocrisy is also real in our country ...
We're fighting against thousands of years of human behavior and history to create something that no one's ever—that's what's exceptional about America and that's what's, like, this ain't easy. It's an incredible thing.
Stewart also declared Trump's victory last week a "repudiation" of Republican leadership in Congress. He said Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) were just as much "part of the swamp" as President Barack Obama and the Democrats.
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