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Trevor Noah: People voted for Donald Trump because they're racist and sexist

Trevor Noah, host of "The Daily Show" on Comedy Central. (Image source: YouTube)

According to Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” Americans turned out in droves to vote for businessman Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton because they’re racist and sexist.

Noah’s comments came Monday during an interview on “CBS This Morning."

"The biggest thing I’ve seen is America is not as immune to the ills of the world as I thought it was," Noah began. "You know, I think a lot of the world is disappointed in America because America is that beacon, is that lighthouse, a bastion of democracy."

"I think it’s sad we are now living in a place where we are normalizing and moving on so quickly from two glaring truths that were part of what happened in the election,” Noah continued, saying he acknowledges the concerns of working-class voters, which overwhelmingly favored Trump this election.

But, Noah continued, “there are people who put two things above everything else, and that is whiteness and that is also sex and misogyny."

Noah went on to explain that he believes Clinton has been a victim of misogyny her entire life, and given her political experience, she likely would have been president if she were a man.

"Hillary faced it throughout her life,” Noah said. "I keep trying to think of that and, unfortunately, I have to use the metric in my head where I say ‘if she were a man.’ And the fact that I even have to say that means there is a problem."

Noah became host of “The Daily Show” last year and is originally from South Africa.

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