The Daily Show was actually funny when Jon Stewart hosted it.
The guy who does it now is completely unwatchable.
But Stewart always struck me as a fair-minded thinker, and not an idealogue.
In fact, I seem to recall Bill O’Reilly having a friendly rivalry and even friendship with Stewart when they were both on the air, even though they often disagreed about most things.
So it’s fair to say Stewart is no right-winger and also fair to say he’s no big Trump supporter.
But he stepped up to the mic recently and delivered praise for the Trump Department of Justice.
In fact, he even made a big deal about it, asking if all the cameras were on and then saying it TWICE!
And there was no comedic irony in his statement – he said is clearly and plainly and he meant it as praise.
Take a look:
As you can see from the clip, Stewart was praising the Trump Administration's excellent work in administering a victim's fund for victims of 9/11.
But this really underscores an important point.
When people really take time to look at the Trump Administration, and when they do so honestly, they see a President and his Administration that delivers!
They get things done!
They work with the speed and precision of BUSINESS, not of government.
And when you see it in action -- when you see government actually working and benefitting the people like it is supposed to -- you have to do what Stewart did and you speak out and you say "You know what? They're doing an excellent job!"
Our friends over at Breitbart explained more:
Comedian and former host of The Daily Show Jon Stewart praised the Trump administration and implored Congress to support 9/11 first responders while on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on Monday.
“The Trump Justice Department is doing an excellent job administering this program,” Jon Stewart said while urging federal lawmakers to make the 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund permanent.
“I don’t know about anything else, I’m not going to comment on anything else,” he added. “But that’s why we’re in the problem we’re in if the program works exactly like it’s supposed to. Now it’s Congress’ job to fund it properly and let these people live in peace.”
Stewart added that “we can cut through the nonsense,” pointing out that 12 Senate Republicans would make the difference in the bill getting passed.
In an MSNBC interview with Andrea Mitchell earlier in the day, Stewart refrained from criticizing President Donald Trump and stressed that his cause was not partisan.
“This isn’t about the president,” he told Mitchell. “This isn’t about ideology, and it’s not about partisanship.”
The former Daily Show host urged lawmakers to pass permanent funding for 9/11 first responders on Monday because the current compensation fund will expire in 2020.
The bill Stewart advocated for, known as the Never Forget the Heroes Act, would provide permanent funding to the Victims’ Compensation Fund if it passes Congress.
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