Theres no one solution that will solve all mass shootings, Trevor Noah said Monday night. Except for this one solution.
The Daily Show host was referring to comments President Donald Trump made at a meeting with 39 U.S. governors earlier in the day about how he may have reacted had he been at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when a shooter opened fire on students using an AR-15 assault rifle.
You dont know until you test it, but I think, I really believe Id run in there, even if I didnt have a weapon, the president declared. And I think most of the people in this room would have done that too.
That statement stopped Noah in his tracks. I like that hes honest enough to say, Look, I havent tested this, but I think would run in, without a weapon, yeah, I think I would, the host joked.
To be fair, if Donald Trump ran into a school during a shooting, I do believe he would actually stop the shooting, he continued, imagining the scenario in which a school shooter all of sudden sees the president walking toward him in the hallway. How distracting would that be? he asked.
Thats right, its me, Donald Trump, he said, imitating the president. I dont have a gun, but what I do have is an amazing Electoral College victory.
Eight minutes later, the police show up and Trump is still talking, Noah said. And the kid is like, What is happening here?
It was a funny bit, except for the fact that it quite possibly downplayed the utter inanity of Trumps actual commentsespecially given his historyand the dangers of facing someone with an assault rifle, whether or not you are armed.