The “Black Friend” Defense – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

Published on March 1, 2019

After Rep. Mark Meadows uses his “black nieces and nephews” to prove he’s not racist during Michael Cohen’s testimony, a clip from 2012 surfaces showing the congressman vowing to send Obama back to “Kenya or wherever it is.”



  • The Big Bear 3 years ago

    The end is hilarious! ?

  • Brains Applied - The Psychology Channel 3 years ago

    I really love how Trevor always has a really good analysis of the situation, *what a great guy!*

  • JEiowan 3 years ago

    Trevor… God, soooo good. Thank you for being a part of this world…??

  • Tk Hannibal 3 years ago

    These bits are ??

  • Dragon1717 3 years ago

    To attack Meadows for his “black nieces and nephews” comment is racist.

  • Hlalala Maluleke 3 years ago


  • Natalie Rose 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness, I never thought it possible to be attracted to anyone else when Trevor’s onscreen, but that woman is so eloquent, intelligent, and insightful that my bisexual heart can’t take it. <3 <3 <3

  • Ma Re 3 years ago

    As German, this is indeed one of the things I am very proud of, how we are dealing with and acknowledging our past. Only if you confront your wrongdoings head on, you make sure that it won’t happen again. This is something especially America should look up to.

  • DRJEBP 3 years ago

    Racism will never disappear as long as pride, envy and jealousy exist.

  • Rozy Ella 3 years ago

    I’m reading Trevor’s book the second time…. What an amazing book ❤❤ It must have been difficult growing up during colonial times… Especially in an apartheid regime… Which I was really educated on. Tbh…. It still sickens me how how colonialists come to a land that’s NOT theirs.. And insult the natives by showing they were more like animals than people. It was their land… Their rules. But all they did was treat them like animals, torture them, insult them for being who they were. “Oh but civilization” that’s fucking bullshit. Civilisation made Africa poor that’s what it did. They took everything and left them with scraps to fight over for. And then ?? its a BURDEN to help out the continent they sucked it’s life force from???? *sigh*

  • ishan bajpai 3 years ago

    Same happens with the British, they don’t learn shit about the colonial atrocities that the British empire committed.

  • JessyVSmith 3 years ago

    Did not expect that question. Wow

  • independent vote 3 years ago

    I have a relative who is a racist trump voter. HE’S friends with every black employee at his job. He goes out with them after work ! He dont want black folk dead, he just think his race is better than theirs. Racists CAN have good relations with many black folk

  • Dan S 3 years ago

    The proof is in the pudding there’s no doubt he is a Republican because he wears it on his sleeve and his actions say so but regarding his feelings on race they are in question due to his lack of support for minority causes or his stand against racial Injustice

  • Johnny Rainbow 3 years ago

    I’ll say it again: there’s a difference between acting or thinking racist sometimes an BEING racist. Everyone does racist things, and needs to be called out for it. But then the Defence is „I’m not a racist“. Probably true. Doesn’t mean you didn’t make a mistake

  • Omar Farique 3 years ago

    Hello people of the Internet scrolling down to see other comments. Hope you all have a nice day although it’s night here. So I guess hope you all have a nice night or day…

  • Иван Снежков 3 years ago

    The funny thing is that Rep. Rashida Tlaib didn’t mention any names. She said “…It is insensitive that someone would [..] actually use a prop, a black woman, in this chamber, in this committee… is alone racist on itself” and judging the rest of her speech, she might have meant that “someone” to be Donald Trump, since the black woman works for him in WH.

    The Rep. Mark Meadows reaction clearly showed that he has a guilty conscious and recognized himself as racist and that is why he over reacted.

    It was really disgusting to watch how Meadows demanded from his black friend&chairman that he punish that woman in the name of their friendship. That was really showing how he picked a friend for the benefits.

  • MegaMaster1021 3 years ago

    Using the “I have a black friend so I’m not racist” argument is so bad
    You’re just saying you’re not racist
    You need to show you’re not racist
    And having someone stand next to you is a poor job of showing it

  • emhwangg 3 years ago

    I love you trevor ????

  • genium me 3 years ago

    Greetings from Germany.
    Not all history is just neutral and has many perspectives that we should allow to be taught – else people would start educating about how many victories Hitler has had before finally being defeated by the combined force of many countries who could not stand a chance by themselves – this is really not the kind of opinion or view we want to have on this time period in our history and will therefore not spread that kind of view on it.
    This idea of “every side should have a equal chance to educate their view” is very flawed and leads to absurd situations beyond fact and reason – the US got some great experience with this, teaching creationism next to evolutionary theory equally. We all know only one of those is correct. And its not the one that assumes some unfalsifiable axiom called god.


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