Trevor Noah, a liberal TV host, railed against former FBI Director James Comey during the airing Monday night of his Comedy Central show, calling him a hypocrite.
What did he say?
Noah castigated “petty” Comey over his recent book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” which poked serious fun at President Donald Trump and mocked the administration.
He also took aim at Comey’s Sunday night interview with George Stephanopoulos, in which he doubled down on the dramatics contained within the pages of his memoir.
Noah took great issue with Comey’s sanctimonious behaviors, noting “you can’t take the high road” and still profit from a salacious book such as “A Higher Loyalty.”
He also joked that Comey spent his interview with Stephanopoulos telling Americans “how noble [Comey] is.”
“This dude is so loyal to America that when he dies, he’s just gonna turn into a bald eagle and fly majestically into an apple pie,” Noah laughed.
Noah went on to attack Comey’s motives behind the book and said that he finds it hard to believe that Comey is writing the book “for the benefit of the people” while also acting like he’s in grade school and mocking Trump’s physical appearance.
“You see, now that’s funny, but that doesn’t sound like an impartial lawman,” Noah observed. “That sounds like a guy who got fired from White Castle talking trash about his old boss.”
“And look, don’t get me wrong,” he continued. “I’m the last person to tell anyone not to trash Trump, OK? But I do think that being petty hurts Comey’s credibility. Like you can’t take the high road and low road at the same time. Because let’s be honest, Comey knew that roasting Trump would help him sell books. And if you’re trying to make money, then just make the money. Don’t act like you’re doing it for our sake.”