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Trevor Noah Enters the Bizarre Alternate Reality That Is Trump’s ABC Interview

Trevor Noah took a dive into Donald Trump’s reality on Thursday night, and the particular rabbit hole he chose for entry was as good as any: the president’s bizarre ABC News interview with David Muir. That interview, argues Noah, seemed to confirm that Trump makes his own reality—his own set of “alternative facts,” if you will—and that that reality has no room for anything but praise and affirmation for Donald Trump and his personal beliefs.

In Trump’s reality, for instance, banning refugees from Syria could somehow have prevented the 2015 San Bernardino attack, even though, as Noah points out, the perpetrators were born in the United States and Pakistan. In Trump’s reality, the only way he could lose the popular vote is if millions of people voted illegally. And in Trump’s reality, every major network covered his inauguration “inaccurately”—except for a network that showers him with adoration.

If that weren’t scary enough, the interview also produced this quote: “The world is a mess. The world is as angry as it gets,” Trump told Muir, absolving himself of any responsibility for his provocative rhetoric. “What you think this is going to cause a little more anger? The world is an angry place.” Luckily, Noah knows just how to adjust Trump’s interview so it accurately reflects with we’re all thinking: that we now have a president whose words are regularly indistinguishable from those of the Joker.