Jon Stewart gave extremely candid feedback on “The daily show» Monday, delivering a brutal assessment of both President Joe Biden and Donald Trump.
Or as he referred to both: “those fucking guys.”
Stewart played footage of Biden last week during a news conference meant to reassure the public about his cognition after the special prosecutor called him “an elderly man with a poor memory.”
Instead, as Stewart noted, the event was marked by a few language errors on the president’s part.
“So Joe Biden held a big press conference to dispel the notion that he might have lost a step — and, politically speaking, three or four steps,” Stewart said.
He said Biden had another chance to prove himself by doing the traditional post-Super Bowl interview where “millions and millions of people could see him competently and clearly laying out his agenda for 2024.”
But Biden declined and posted a TikTok video instead in which he answered short questions about the game and praised chocolate chip cookies.
“Fire everyone. Everybody!’” Stewart said. “How do you go on TikTok and end up looking older?”
But Stewart was just as tough on Trump, who over the weekend came up with a strange new way to pronounce “Pennsylvania” and then warned that “they” would change the state’s name.
“What are we doing here, people?” asked Stewart. “Biden has lost a step, but Trump regularly makes remarks at rallies that would warrant a health check.”
Then he got serious with his audience.
“I have learned one thing over the last nine years and I have been flippant at best and probably dismissive at worst about it,” he said in delivering his message:
“Making this world look like the one you’d rather live in is a fucking lunch job, day in and day out, where thousands of committed, anonymous, intelligent, dedicated people strike behind closed doors and pick up the fallen. and work on the problems until they get a positive outcome – and even then, they have to stay to make sure that outcome sticks.
“So the good news is: I’m not saying you don’t have to worry about who wins the election. I say worry about every day before and every day after,” he said. “Forever.”
The audience applauded.
“But the positive side is that I am told that one day the sun will run out of hydrogen,” he added.
See his full 20-minute monologue from Monday night’s “Daily Show” below: