The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump Wednesday night for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress as it investigated his July phone call to the Ukraine.
The vote in the Democratic-controlled House made Trump just the third sitting president in U.S. history to be impeached.
On Comedy Central’s Daily Show, host Trevor Noah noted the gravity of the situation, although he found humor in Trump’s reaction.
“After 85 days of inquiries and debates, today was finally the big day,” Noah said.
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He then tossed to a segment called “The Magical, Wonderful Road to Impeachment,” which included several news clips.
Noah’s favorite news report came from CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta, who read one of Trump’s tweets this morning ahead of the two impeachment votes.
Trump insisted “I did nothing wrong,” called the upcoming vote “a terrible thing,” and asked his followers to “say a prayer.”
Noah cracked up laughing.
“Is it just me or does it seem like Trump went through all the stages of grief in one tweet?” he quipped. “It was denial. ‘I can’t believe I’m getting impeached.’ Anger. ‘I did nothing wrong.’ Depression. ‘This is a terrible thing.’ Acceptance. ‘I guess we can only pray,'” Noah joked.
Later, he tossed to two clips of Republicans on the House floor defending Trump. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) compared the impeachment vote to the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. While Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia) said Trump’s impeachment was similar to the moment Jesus, yes Jesus, was condemned to death.
“Holy shit! Did these guys just compare impeachment to Pearl Harbor and what happened to Jesus?” a stunned Noah said to laughter. “First of all, people actually died at Pearl Harbor. No one is dying here, and secondly Jesus was tortured and then nailed to the cross.”