Trevor Noah Takes on LA Mayor’s Race and ‘Weird’ Celebrity Endorsements

Trevor Noah Takes on LA Mayor Race (Credit: Comedy Central)

It’s election day across California and voters in Los Angeles are deciding on the city’s next mayor, but Trevor Noah has doubts about the Hollywood stars backing one candidate.

The two frontrunners in the primary race are Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) and billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso, who was previously registered as a Republican but changed his party affiliation to Democrat. Left-leaning L.A. City Councilman Kevin de León is third in the polls.

Bass has been racking up endorsements from fellow politicians, while many celebrities are backing Caruso.

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On the night before the election, The Daily Show looked at some of those celebs endorsing Caruso, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Snoop Dogg, George Lopez and Kim Kardashian.

Although host Trevor Noah found Kardashian’s endorsement “weird.”

“She’s like, ‘I’m not saying go vote for him, but if you guys happen to pass a voting booth, then I guess feel free to vote for him, or like whatever,'” he said mockingly about the reality star’s endorsement video. “It’s such a weird way to do it.”

[Watch the video below]

Noah then said he’d be hesitant to follow the KKW Beauty founder’s lead.

“Kim Kardashian is great at a lot of things, but I don’t know if I’d ever want her leading me into battle,” he quipped.

The latest mayoral poll by the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies and the Los Angeles Times — showed Bass leading with 38 percent of support from likely voters, with Caruso close behind with 32 percent. The de León campaign had 6 percent of support, with 15 percent of likely voters still undecided.

The top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will continue to a runoff in November unless one candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote.

If elected, Bass would be the first female mayor of L.A. and only the second Black mayor, after Tom Bradley, who held the office from 1973 to 1993.

Watch the video below from The Daily Show. Noah talks about the celebrity endorsements at the 5:40 mark.