Comedy Central shoots down Trump Jr. after he joked network should host Democratic debates
Comedy Central shot down Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpMost Republicans in new poll say they'd vote for Trump in 2024 President says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Trump has not prepared a concession speech: report MORE’s recent joke about the network hosting the next round of Democratic presidential debates.
During the debate hosted by CNN on Wednesday night, Trump Jr. jokingly tweeted: “Comedy Central should really be the host of the next round of these debates.”
Comedy Central should really be the host of the next round of these debates. #DemDebate— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 1, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
It wasn’t long after his tweet that Comedy Central fired back at the president’s son with one of its own, saying: “Nah, last time there was a joke at a debate it became president.”
Nah, last time there was a joke at a debate it became president. https://t.co/7glq9lfUwS— Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) August 1, 2019
The network's "The Daily Show," which is hosted by comedian Trevor NoahTrevor NoahBill Gates: 'I feel very confident' COVID-19 vaccine is safe 'Daily Show' to broadcast live on election night Beyoncé says she's helping provide aid to Nigerian protesters MORE, also fired back at Trump Jr.’s joke.
“If it's what you say, we love it, especially later in the summer,” the show tweeted.
If it's what you say, we love it, especially later in the summer https://t.co/0yjwdEswjm— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) August 1, 2019
The show’s joke alluded to a remark made by Trump Jr. in response to a Russian lawyer who had been offering damaging information on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years The Hill's 12:30 Report - Third vaccine candidate with 90% efficacy Biden won — so why did Trump's popularity hit its highest point ever? MORE during the 2016 race.
As of late Thursday morning, Trump Jr. has yet to issue a reply to either of the swipes from his page.