Jon Stewart paid a surprise visit to Dave Chappelle’s standup performance at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday, and the former host of “The Daily Show” had a lot to say about President Trump’s response to the Charlottesville attack.
According to a series of tweets from New York Times culture reporter Sohan Deb, Chappelle was also joined by musician John Mayer and comedian Hannibal Burress, but it was Stewart going off on Trump that was clearly the highlight of the evening.
“Strange, strange times. I have to admit,” Stewart said. “I did not think ― it wasn’t so much that there were Nazis. It was really the reaction by certain presidents.”
Stewart specifically referenced Trump’s press conference in which he asserted that there was violence “on many sides.”
“To the presence of two sides? Motherf**ker? There are two sides? Motherf**ker? Two sides? Two sides!” Stewart said incredulously. “And I believe they are called the Allied powers and the Axis powers. And we used to be with the Allied powers. This motherf**ker signed a treaty that I don’t think any of us knew about.”
Added Stewart: “I don’t even know what the f**k to say about a situation like this. I knew it would be bad because — and in the president’s defense, he is a terrible person — I don’t think everybody who likes him is a Nazi, but everybody who is a Nazi sure does seem to like him.”
Stewart will next be seen in an HBO special coming at some point in the 2017-2018 TV season, as well as in a top-secret HBO project that will follow.
Below are Deb’s tweets, sharing his notes from Stewart’s performance, but be warned there’s frequent profanity throughout.