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nna do? ♪ ♪ you're gonna take out your suck it ♪ ♪ and you suck it ♪ suck it ♪ yeah, take out your suck it ♪ ♪ and you suck it - ♪ suck it - ♪ yeah - ♪ yeah - ♪ suck it - ♪ suck it - ♪ yeah ♪ take out the suck it and we'll ♪ - ♪ suck it - ♪ yeah - ♪ yeah - ♪ suck it ♪ take out my suck it and we'll suck it ♪ ♪ yeah - teddy! - yeah. captioning by ryan at captionmax >> from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show" with trevor noah. ♪ ( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: welcome to "the daily show," everybody! i'm trevor noah. thank you so much. thank you, everybody, thank you so much.
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our guest tonight is an amazing actor you may recognize from "westworld," jeffrey wright is here, everybody! he has a documentary about creating art with veterans. but first let's catch up on today's headlines. florida -- ( laughter ) it's a state so laid back that their elections are still going on. ( laughter ) >> florida's secretary of state has ordered recounts in both the gubernatorial and u.s. senate races, after both unofficial results fell within the margin that triggers a recount by law. >> in the governor's race, republican desantis has a shrinking lead over democrat andrew gillum ( cheers and applause ) >> andrew gillum rescinded his concession on election night. >> i am replacing my cords of concession with an uncompromised and unapologetic call that we count every single vote. ( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: okay. this is just ridiculous.
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what is it with florida and their elections? both the governor's race and senate races have to be recounted. and if the recount can't find a winner, then, of course, under american law, the russians decide the winner. ( laughter ) now because more votes are coming in, andrew gillum has done the right thing but unconceding is a strange idea. it's like someone taps out a fight and three weeks this a parking lot says unconcede! i would like to unbreak up with my high school girlfriend. i still think about you, sandra, andrew gillum thinks we can make it work. i bet hillary's saying can anyone unconcede? ( laughter ) first lady michelle obama is back in the news. ( cheers and applause ) and she's promoting her new book. in interviews, she's throwing more shade than an amazon rain forest.
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>> the former first lady also referencing the current one and how when they met after the 2016 election, obama told melania trump she's just a phone call away. >> has she reached out to you? >> no, she hasn't. ( laughter ) >> trevor: you saw that look, right? yeah, she went, instantly from first lady to first meme just like that. that was dope. but lest be honest, did michele really think melania is going to call her for advice? what advice is she going to give her than run? she's not a divorce attorney. ( laughter ) in other news, ballet is something that was invented several hundred years ago about dancers who didn't want to disturb the downstairs neighbors and recently got more considerate. >> two hundred years after invention of point ballet shoes
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one of the world's oldest manufacturer of ballet shoes is not only selling the traditional pink slipper, in october they introduced brown and bronze for cancers of color. until this time, dancers had to use makeup or paint to match the skin terms. >> times are changing and we need to see people who look like us and in doing that we need brown tights and brown shoes. >> trevor: yeah, this is really great news for ballet dancers of color because of the brown shoes, their skin looks natural while they contort their bodies into the moste, unnatural ways. you may not realize it if you're white but a lot of stuff black people can't wear. how come no black people noveltiy aprons?
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and brown color skin condom also. i don't want to clash while i smash. why are you judging me? moving to our main story. president trump. ( audience reacts ) >> trevor: don't "oooh." go back and vote. a lot of days go bay biwhen he's not making he' making headlinest sometimes there is so much news we don't have enough time to cover it. but not enough time is just the amount of time for ain't nobody got time for. ( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: this last week has not been good for the president. hell, the last two years hasn't been a good one for the president. trump's presidency is a lot like airplane wi-fi. moments when it seems to be work bug most of the time it's completely trash. but this week is especially bad. started wednesday when trump replaced the house elful with
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republican vin diesel, matt whitaker. this caused a backlash from people who say he's qualified to be attorney general, he's biased against the mueller investigation and appointment may be unconstitutional and the controversy has forced trump into one of his most blatant lies ever. >> with his pick for acting attorney general under fire, president trump is defending his choice while also seeming to distance himself from the new man overseeing mueller. >> i don't know matt whitaker. matt whitaker worked for jeff sessions and he was always extremely highly thought of and he still is, but i didn't know matt whitaker. >> but that's not what he told fox news a month ago. >> i can tell you, matt whitaker's a great guy. i mean, i know matt whitaker. ( laughter ) >> trevor: you know, sometimes trumps lies so hard he gives my brain whiplash. because most people lie in a gradual curve. well, i know him -- well, actually through a friend. tump is like the tokyo drift of
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lying. one minute he's my best friend then, never heard of him. sarah huckabee sanders says, that was totally normal driving, at no point did the president change his direction. ( laughter ) you have to laugh when he contradicts him sft. newton's third law, for every trump, there's an equal and opposite trump. ( applause ) by the way, fits newton's first law, a trump at rest will remain at rest. ( laughter ) that's right, we're doing physics jokes today, people. buckle up. not a normal day. we have all the time talking about appointing whitaker might be a plan of ongoing obstruction of justice but we have no time because there is a giant problem in california. >> the president responded -- >> trump tweeted there is no reason for these massive dead riand costly forest fires in california except that forest
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management is poor. billions of dollars are given each year with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests. remedy now or no more fed payments. ( booing ) >> trevor: this might sound crazy but i'm actually with trump on this one. the man knows fires. he fired gary busey, he fired meatloaf. i can he fires omarosa manigault-newman every six popts. he's a fire expert. trump is blaming people while the fire is still happening instead of comforting, and he's correct. most states say the major fires have nothing to do with forest management and this could have been avoided if donald, jr. hadn't hunted down smokey the bear. ( laughter ) in france the president traveled to mark the 100-year anniversary of world war i. all he had to do is show up at a ceremony at an american cemetery
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to honor world war i troops, supereasy but not easy enough. >> president trump facing criticism over a decision to skip an eaccident honoring american troops in france during world war i calling off the trip because he couldn't chopper to it in the rain. >> other leaders made it, the president is blaming the rain. >> optics were other leaders paid respects. >> trevor: president's helicopter can't fly in the rain? it needs to keep its hair dry,? is that what it is? ( cheers and applause ) and, look, i understand weather, even if the helicopter couldn't fly, surely the president could have found another way to get there. i mean, all the other world leaders did, even merkel. even angela merkel made it, and her side lost world war i. she had to be out in the rain like we have come here to honor those fallen soldiers who beat the schizer out of him.
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merkel used the opportunity to refight world war i -- i am concede! look what you ide did, donald! ( laughter ) we don't even have time to get into how much backlash trump got for taking a rain check on honoring fallen soldiers because we have to face on his tragic end in his bromance with macron. >> they seem to be having a great relationship, macron and president trump. ♪ the two leaders showing affection and friendship beyond the usual handshakes. >> president trump who minutes after he landed on french soil friday sent off that critical tweet about the french president really setting the stage for conflict.
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>> one moment president macron even reached over and touched president trump's leg. important to note president trump didn't return the favor. >> it did seem president trump was in saulen mood. >> trevor: our time, she's fender. we'll be right back. ( cheers and applause ) ♪ jumping on a trampoline. ♪ flipping in the air. ♪ i never land just float there. ♪ ♪ ♪ i never feel so loved. ♪ la, la, la, la, la ♪
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♪whooh! ♪ just released. i got it. new pixel 3. ♪ chloë! give again! ♪ ♪ ( cheers and applause ) snoop welcome back to "the daily show." today is veteransday in the united states. for more on this we turn to roy wood, jr., another episode of c.p. time. ( cheers and applause )
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>> ah. welcome to cp time. the only show that's for the culture. in honor of this week's veterans day, tonight we discuss the contributions of the black soldier. the only armed black people that everybody is comfortable with. since america's birth, african-americans have proudly served this country, even in bondage. george washington's personal servant during the war was a slave named william lee. the two spent so much time together, william was even able to photo bomb a painting of washington. lee and washington's bond inspired many of the interracial action films we see today -- such as "48 hours," "men in black," and "knight rider." you know that car was black, had a spoiler. many african-americans made the ultimate sacrifice, even if by accident, as when the first shots in the revolutionary war
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killed crispus attics. crispus is my favorite character for reenactment because his part is so short and get to go home early. oh! i died for these white people! those were his actual last words. in the civil war, black soldiers fought for the union in regiments like the famous 54t 54th massachusetts infantry, and even the confederacy, upon realizing they were going to lose the wax started drafting black soldiers. the south learned the same lesson the n.b.a. did in the 50s. if you don't have any black people, you ain't even in the game. ( applause ) moving on. in world war i, the 369t 369th infantry regimen fought to fiercely the germans called them the harlem hell fighters. and when a german says you know how to whoop ass, that means
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something. ( laughter ) the great war also provided many black fighters with their first chance to travel abroad. once in france, our brothers in arms found something they had never seen before -- respect for white people. it was so enjoyable in europe that a lot of black soldiers didn't come back, which i understand. i went to belgium two days and stayed the whole summer with helga. she knew how to iron that belgian waffles. oh, my waffles. i was there for three months. then my life found out. i'm sorry, baby. please. please let me come home. please. ( laughter ) world war ii would be a similar undertaking for black soldiers, tas the only n-word they heard over seas was nazi. this war introduced us to the tuskegee airmen, the first
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african-american military aviators. while history will tell you there were 932 by pi lots, it should have been 933. my uncle bebo was supposed to be a tuskegee airman but they ran out of planes. he would have put a hurten on them nazis. they gave him a bicycle. couldn't ride over there because to have the ocean. ( laughter ) in the modern era, no discussion of black veterans is complete without colin powell, the first african-american general to become joint chief's chairman. he helped lead america into the iraq war, proven that a black man can ruin the middle east just as much as a white man. that's what i call true equality. that's all the time i have for today. this has been cp time, and i'm roy wood, jr. remember, we're for the culture. those of you watching this program, email me. i would like to meet our child.
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( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: roy wood, jr., everybody. we'll be right back. ( cheers and applause ) ♪ the whole world's coming together now ♪ ♪ can you feel it ♪ can you feel it ♪ can you feel it ♪ can you feel it
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>> word is so powerful and beautiful and generous, i'm just proud to be with you guys. okay? thank you, see you tomorrow. >> trevor: please welcome. jeffrey wright. ( cheers and applause ) ♪ >> wow! >> trevor: this is an amazing audience. >> cool. >> trevor: you guys are amazing. ( cheers and applause ) can i just say, i mean, i've known you for a few years, but it's always weird speaking to you post-"westworld" because there are moments when i'm not sure if you are you. but you're here for a very different reason, and i guess on a time and day the united states people remembering veterans who fought in world war i, and your
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documentary, we're not done yet, is, in p a big part, about people who have survived fighting in a war. you know, veterans who suffer ptsd. it's a powerful story, and what you do is you connect all of them to us and to each other, using theater and poems. how did you even stop this process? >> it's a good question. i, you know, over time, i guess, i kind of grew up and became a little more aware and a little more appreciative of the men and women who serve. i think one of the mistakes that was made after vietnam was that some of us conflated the politics of that war with the people who answered the call, and i think that would be a huge mistake right now. so i respect based on relationships i developed with people who were veterans, based
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on experience in sierra leone going over there, the first war zone i ever experienced, and it changes your thinking. the things you take for granted like security, you no longer take for granted. >> trevor: it's interesting you say there are things we take for granted like security. you see the hume upside come out. for so long people looked at them as only troops. people say thank you for your service, but the human comes out on the other side. why was poetry so powerful? why do you think the arts were something that helped a lot of these veterans? >> well, because i think they have stories and maybe as a result of the military culture stories around vulnerabilities and stories around injuries that they can't communicate within that space. but there's a need to communicate it otherwise as they
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describe it will kill them. >> trevor: right. >> so they need to get it out. they need to purge themselves of the shame of what they might not have been able to do, perhaps the shame of what they did, the injury as a result of losses that they experienced, sexual assault as well, they have these things that they need to release in order to free themselves of these demons, and they need to be heard so that, one, they can perhaps be validated and perhaps be seen without judgment but also what they describe is they want to speak as a show of leadership for others who are like them. >> trevor: right. >> because there are thousands like them, and the thank you for your service is great, but they need a little more. they first need to be heard so that we can begin to understand them. so, i mean, i think what we do is we either kind of claim them
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as our own, we misunderstand them, or we ignore them, and the problems that they are facing are generational. homelessness, suicide, and if we're going to solve those problems, we're not going to solve them by talking ourselves, we're going to solve them first by acknowledging them, hearing them, listening to them and not making assumptions based on our own misperceptions. >> trevor: thank you so much. "we are not done yet" is currently airing on hbo and available to stream on hbo now and hbo go. you really want to watch it. jeffrey wright, everybody. we'll be right back ( cheers and applause ) ♪ ♪ let's do the thing that you do. let's clear a path. let's put down roots. let's build something.
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