WATCH: Trevor Noah Stunned That America Might Elect a Dictator
Donald Trump has a long list of loathsome habits, but perhaps the scariest is how willing his is to stand with evil dictators. In his campaign, Trump has praised strongmen from Vladimir Putin, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Italian dictator Mussolini and even North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
"You gotta give him credit," Trump said in January.
So it should come as no surprise that this week Trump expressed admiration for another "bad guy."
“Saddam Hussein was a bad guy. He was a bad guy — really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didn’t read them the rights. They didn’t talk. They were terrorists. Over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism,” Trump said this week.
The sentient world, and Trevor Noah, host of "The Daily Show," couldn't believe it.
“Are you trying to pull a prank on me? F*ck, dude! This was your chance to bury Hillary. This is not the time to praise Saddam Hussein,” Trevor Noah exclaimed.
"To be honest, I don’t know when the time is to praise Saddam Hussein, but I do know, this is not the time!” the host added.
Noah also explained that while Hussein might have killed terrorists, he also killed a lot of people who weren't terrorists.
“Yes, if you kill everyone, you’re bound to kill some terrorists. Saddam was also really hard on dry cleaners and school teachers, are you going to praise him for that too? Like, who are you?!” Noah asked.
But the bigger question:
“How is one party’s nominee for president praising a mass murderer?” Noah asked.