Trevor Noah has the unenviable task of filling Jon Stewart’s Daily Show shoes, but he is proving up to the task.
Yesterday night saw the satirical host take on outspoken conservative Tomi Lahren, and the debate was a masterclass.
As reported by Vulture, Noah thoughtfully held Lahren to account over her controversial views on a range of topics including Black Lives Matter, immigration, and Donald Trump.
Check it out:
Tomi Lahren gets destroyed on The Daily Show by Trevor Noah for calling Black Lives Matter the new KKK.
"I don't see color." pic.twitter.com/7FlRCUgXVH
— Hardys Closet (@HardysMedia) December 1, 2016
Lahren had some rather intriguing arguments:
I don’t see color. I go after Hillary Clinton and she’s as white as they come.
Credit it to her, Lahren Handled the aftermath with grace…
To my fans: Trevor Noah is not a douche or a jerk. To Trevor's fans: I'm not a bitch or c*nt. We are people with opposing views. That's it.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 1, 2016
Ultimately Lahren was defeated by Noah’s ability to thoughtfully counter her arguments with specific reference to hypocritical inconsistencies.
However, it has to be said of both participants it was refreshing to see a respectful argument in the limelight. A rare break from the brand of political discussion the world has become accustomed to in recent months.
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