Ahead of the president’s acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nominee at the Republican National Convention on Thursday, The Daily Show has taken out full-page print ads in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times, Mashable reports.
Are you “a-soon-to-be-ex-president?” the ad asks. "About to lose legal immunity? Has your lawyer gone to jail? Call the very fine people on your side.”
The true kicker is emblazoned on a gold seal that reads:
“We’ll get you off …And you won’t even have to pay us $130,000,” the ad reads, in jest of Trump’s $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
On Twitter, Daily Show fans were amused to see the ads in papers, which feature a mock legal advertisement for "Trevor Noah & Associates & Sons Presidential Attorneys."
Journalism professor Sree Sreenivasan slyly joked that it was the best advertisement in The Times.
— Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) August 27, 2020
According to Deadline, the ad marks the latest satire from the Jen Flanz-produced series following a jury duty orientation video that ran on local news broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. area earlier this year, and full page ads in the Post in December regarding Trump’s impeachment.
On Wednesday night, Noah joined the NBA and other sports leagues in demanding an end to police brutality, and compared the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake to the treatment of suspected murderer Kyle Rittenhouse. Blake was shot in the back by police after witnesses say he was the one trying to de-escalate a fight, while Rittenhouse, 17, shot three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin during the ensuing protests this week.
“Nobody drives to a city with guns because they love someone else’s business that much. That’s some bulls**t. No one thinks, ‘it’s my solemn duty to pick up a rifle and protect T.J. Maxx.’ They do it because they’re hoping to shoot someone,” Noah said.
“Nobody drives to a city with guns because they love someone else’s business that much. That’s some bullshit. No one thinks, ‘it’s my solemn duty to pick up a rifle and protect T.J. Maxx.’ They do it because they’re hoping to shoot someone,” @Trevornoah
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) August 27, 2020
In July, the comedian tweeted that the show captured six Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series, which left him feeling “blessed” despite his social distancing struggles.