Noah took issue with reports claiming the president was considering firing Robert Mueller, the former FBI director the Department of Justice appointed to lead the investigation on the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia.
The host said that he understands why the media would want to cover that story ― because “it’s fun to gossip which, if we’re honest, is at this point all the story really is.”
The reports were based on a “PBS NewsHour” interview with Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a friend of Trump, in which he suggested that the president is “considering perhaps terminating the special counsel.” Such a decision would, as NBC News’ Kristen Welker pointed out in a clip that Noah replayed, amount to “political suicide” for Trump.
“Look, I know it’s exciting to think about Trump sabotaging his presidency but this is a rumor ― no more, no less,” Noah said. “Why waste energy on speculative crazy when there’s so much actual crazy to focus on?”
There is more pressing crazy news that deserves the the media’s attention, according to Noah. Like House Republicans voting to pass a bill last week that would roll back strict regulations placed on banks after the 2008 financial crisis.
“Yes, finally, Republicans standing up for the white working class banks,” Noah said.
Watch the full “Daily Show” segment in the video above.