Trevor Noah wants to know when Black people can actually protest

Calvin Saunders
September 29, 2017

"They're trying to peacefully protest police treatment of black people in America", Noah continued. "You do realize the civil-rights activists weren't sitting at lunch counter for better grilled cheese?"

If you woke up this morning curious if the president of your country is still more concerned with athletes standing for a flag and national anthem than the welfare of the citizens both totems are meant to represent, congratulations, you might just live in America.

Trevor Noah and his team of writer said it well enough already anyway.

Donald Trump has managed to get himself back in the headlines. "So in my opinion, this has everything to do with race".

Noah concluded that because Trump called out Kaepernick "in a way that he never did to the Nazis in Charlottesville" that this had "everything to do with race".

And then there was Stephen Colbert, who called Trump's "son of a bitch" comment out for "unnecessary roughness".

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"I don't know if Trump is racist, but I do know he definitely prefers white people to black people", the host said. "I can say that with confidence". Saying kneeling was a protest against the American flag, that's like saying Gandhi's hunger strikes were a protest against snacking. "If they wanted to disrespect the country, they wouldn't kneel silently".

On Tuesday night's show, Colbert took Trump to task for saying he had "plenty of time on his hands, all I do is work" during a press conference in response to a question about his focus on the National Football League in the wake of other issues.

Seth Meyers dedicated an entire "Closer Look" segment to the controversy, noting that despite the fact that nuclear tensions are escalating with North Korea and 3 million Americans are now without power in Puerto Rico, "President Trump decided what our nation needed most this past weekend was one more fucking thing for us to deal with".

Noah found that there's basically no right time for Black people to protest, according to critics.

Ungrateful to whom? I'm fascinated by that concept.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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