When it comes to political commentary, Trevor Noah and Tomi Lahren are on opposite sides of the spectrum. One is the newly established host of a long-time hub of liberal political comedy. The other is a newly celebrated voice of the highly conservative white nationalist – sometime called the “alt right”- movement and host of a self-titled program on TheBlaze.
The two hosts have both criticized each other’s views on their respective programs, but their two separate trajectories came to a collision on Wednesday night when Lahren appeared as a guest on The Daily Show.
During the interview, the two touched on Lahren’s controversial apprehension to the Black Lives Matter movement – going as far as to compare them to the Ku Klux Klan, Colin Kaepernick’s choice to protest the National Anthem and much more.
At one point, Lahren attempted to deny claims of being racist by saying that she doesn’t see color, only to immediately contradict herself.
“Because I criticized a black person or the Black Lives Matter movement doesn’t mean I’m anti-black. It doesn’t mean I don’t like black people or that I’m racist,” she said. “I don’t see color. I go after Hillary Clinton and she’s as white as they come.”
While shaking his head in disbelief, Noah was quick to respond.
“You don’t see color? So what do you do at a traffic light?” he said. “There’s nothing wrong with seeing color; it’s how you treat color that’s important.”
While many media outlets credit this as one of Noah’s biggest wins since taking over host duties from Jon Stewart, which is a fair claim, the hyperbole is a bit much. While Noah surely had some bright moments pointing out the flaws of Lahren’s stances on multiple issues, her viewers will likely only see this as her being bullied and continue on their path of being hyper-conservative. Some even feel that his often comedic interview was a half-measure.
Noah may not have “destroyed” or “owned” Lahren, but he did appear to knock her down a few pegs.
Watch the full interview below.
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