After President-elect Donald Trump claimed that millions voted illegally in the election on Twitter Sunday, Trevor Noah took it upon himself to suggest a new method for the media to follow when responding to his statements. During Tuesday’s episode of The Daily Show, Noah, one of the many late-night hosts who have parodied Trump, offered his take.
“If you think about it, it makes sense. He loves the same things that toddlers do. They like building things. They love attention…always grabbing things they’re not supposed to,” Noah said. “Facts mean nothing to him. Donald Trump has no relationship to facts — none!”
Trevor Noah has a theory: The president-elect has the mind of a toddler.
“It makes sense. He loves the same things toddlers do,” Noah said on Tuesday’s “The Daily Show.” “[They love] building things, they love attention [and they’re] always grabbing things they’re not supposed to.”
Once the media understands Trump’s toddler mind, Noah says, fact-checking his untrue statements will become easier.
“You don’t argue with a child if you want to win,” Noah said. “You just ask him to elaborate.”
Noah said that Trump will never admit he’s wrong about anything, but that isn’t the point.
He then went on to propose a new media coverage route. “You don’t argue with a toddler if you want to win,” he said. “Don’t amplify the toddler’s voice, because you’ll just get trapped in the toddler’s world. Rather, just keep asking the toddler to elaborate. Because logic is the downfall of every toddler.”