Trevor Noah Defends Beto O'Rourke Against 'Out Of Control' Wokeness
“Wow, this guy’s apologizing for everything,” Noah said.
March 19, 2019 at 6:08 pm
Trevor Noah doesn’t want to hear any more apologies from Beto O’Rourke.
The Daily Show host chided O’Rourke’s critics Monday for pressuring him to apologize for his past actions and for statements he has made on the campaign trail, reports The Daily Beast.
O’Rourke apologized when a reporter wrote about how he used to be a hacker and how he wrote violent fiction in his youth. The Texas politician was also remorseful for saying he was "born" to run for president and that he "sometimes" helps his wife raise their children, reports HuffPost.
Noah thinks it’s too much.
“Wow, this guy’s apologizing for everything,” the comedian said. “I’m sorry, people, but this is out of control. People literally wanted Beto O’Rourke to apologize because he said about the presidential race, ‘I was born for this.’ And they were like ‘That’s white privilege, are you saying the presidency’s your birthright?’”
Noah also addressed a story O'Rourke wrote about a man gleefully running over children with his car by joking about other writers being attacked for the content of their work.
“What’s next?” he said. “Are we going to arrest George R.R. Martin? ‘That man’s a monster, he killed thousands!’ No, he’s a monster because he refuses to finish those books!”
The South Africa native believes O’Rourke’s hacker past could help his presidential aspirations.
"That's right! Beto O'Rourke used to be a hacker, which I think would only help him because it's a great way to show you're from a more modern generation,” Noah explained. “Most of the other candidates could never have been hackers even if they wanted to. What was Bernie gonna hack, a telegram?"
Overall, Noah made it clear he believes the woke police has gone too far.
"This is not 'wokeness,' this is insanity," Noah concluded. "Can you imagine if Beto took this attitude into the White House? North Korea would launch missiles and his aid would be like, 'Mr. President, what do you want to do?' and he'd be like, 'Uh, as a white man, maybe it's my time to listen to what these missiles have to say.'"
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