Trevor Noah likens Trump to O.J. Simpson after impeachment acquittal but jokes ex-prez is 'responsible for more deaths'

Trevor Noah likens Trump to O.J. Simpson after impeachment acquittal but jokes ex-prez is 'responsible for more deaths'

TREVOR Noah likened Donald Trump to OJ Simpson after the impeachment acquittal, but joked the former president is "responsible for more deaths."

The Daily Show host slammed the former president and Senate Republicanson Monday after the Senate voted to acquit Trump for a second time.


The Senate voted 57-43 to find Trump not guilty of inciting the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on Saturday, falling 10 votes short of the supermajority needed to convict.

The results were expected, since a two-thirds vote was needed to convict Trump and the Senate is split 50-50 down the party line, but was still met with much backlash.

"This dude just love losing the popular vote," Noah cracked, before before taking a few shots at some of the reactions to Trump's acquittal.

Noah brought up a tweet from the former president's son, Eric Trump, that simply read "2-0," an apparent reference to his father being both impeached and acquitted twice.


"Now that's what I'm talking about: two and O," Noah said.

"Obama never even won a single impeachment. S**ts embarrassing. I mean, say what you want, but Trump is the acquittal GOAT.

"Sorry OJ, you had a good run but Trump got acquitted twice, and he's responsible for more deaths."

Noah was of course referencing Simpson's famously getting acquitted for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.

The former NFL player was later found liable in a civil suit in 1997 and ordered to pay $33.5million to the victims' families.

He still maintains his innocence.

Mitch McConnell was also a target of Noah's Monday rant. The comedian slammed the speech the Senate minority leader gave after Trump was acquitted.

"There is no question that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of that day," McConnell said after the vote.

"The people who stormed the building believed they were acting on the wishes and instructions of the president … These criminals were carrying his banners, hanging his flags, and screaming their loyalty to him."

Noah called the speech, "another profile in courage from Mitch McConnell."

"Basically what he's saying is Trump caused the riot, Trump is super guilty, and Mitch just hopes that some day, someone else will do something about it."

Only seven Senate Republicans sided with Democrats to vote for Trump's guilt in inciting the Capitol riot.

Despite his speech, McConnell was not among them.

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