- “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”/Comedy Central
“The Daily Show” correspondent Jordan Klepper has continued his series of visits to Donald Trump rallies, this time with Trump as president. In a segment on Tuesday night’s show, he found that not much had changed for Trump’s supporters.
Though Trump has been president for more than two months, he has begun campaigning for the 2020 election in a way. His rallies are funded by his 2020 campaign, which collects donations and sells merchandise at them.
Klepper hit a Trump rally in Nashville, Tennessee, last week and spoke to Trump’s supporters. The first order of business was finding out why Trump was holding campaign rallies at all.
“This is still happening. Why is this still happening?” Klepper asked one attendee. “He’s running for president while he’s president without doing presidential s—.”
“Don’t say that,” the man replied. “He’s done a lot of presidential s—.”
“It feels like old times,” said another supporter. “It feels like we’re on the campaign trail.”
Bitter sentiments from the presidential campaign reemerged. Klepper found attendees in T-shirts with apparent references to Hillary Clinton as “that b—-.” And when he asked supporters which issues they cared about, he found that people were still focused on locking up Democrats, including Clinton and former President Barack Obama.
When asked what Obama should be “locked up” for, one woman said, “sedition and treason.”
And just when Klepper felt he had found a supporter who had an optimistic idea for the future – getting homeless people off the streets – the man blurted out, “and Michelle, that’s a man,” referring to former first lady Michelle Obama.