Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Rips Ralph Northam: ‘The Michael Scott of Politics’ squib

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Virginia used to be known for “slavery, plantations and being the capital of the confederacy,” Trevor Noah told viewers on Monday night’s Daily Show. “But now that proud history is being tainted by accusations of racism.”

Eleven days after Ralph Northam’s racist yearbook page first surfaced, the Democratic governor has managed to resist louder and louder calls to resign—thanks in large part to the troubling sexual-assault allegations against his lieutenant Justin Fairfax.

Noah took a look at Northam’s damage control, which included a televised interview with CBS News’ Gayle King that somehow made things worse for himself. “Credit to Northam for trying to learn and improve,” the host said. “But now ironically he’s learned so much about black history that it’s getting him into even more trouble.” He was referring to the moment during the interview when Northam referred to slaves as “indentured servants.”

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