Trevor Noah disagrees with Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates has published a widely discussed article in The Atlantic Monthly titled “The First White President” about Donald Trump. I don’t entirely agree with what Coates has to say, but he certainly makes some valid points that are worth reading. Among other things, Coates suggests that Trump to a fair extent defines himself as the anti-Obama, taking positions reflexively opposite those of his predecessor and working to erase the legacy of the president Trump had suggested was too unintelligent to write a book and whose birth certificate he had charged was fake.

(A brief aside: If by some remote chance anyone reading this still takes seriously the ridiculous notion that Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii, rumor-debunking website Snopes has a whole collection of articles about that.)

On the other hand, Trevor Noah amusingly took the exact opposite position from Coates during a break in a taping of The Daily Show back in July, weeks before the Coates article was published. Two minutes:


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