“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah mocked President Joe Biden late Monday, saying the president is “most successful” when he is out of sight.
Noah discussed the recent passing of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, calling it a “major” win for Democrats.
“All of a sudden Sleepy Joe has himself a pretty fat stack of accomplishments. In just the past few weeks, he’ll have done lower prescription drug prices, the biggest investment in green energy ever, healthcare for veterans exposed to burn pits, investments in computer chip production. And he killed the leader of al-Qaida while he was sun bathing,” Noah said.
“It’s insane. You realize what this means? If he keeps this up, his approval rating is going to shoot all the way up to, like, 39%. And he did all of this with COVID! I bet right now the White House doctors are trying to figure out how to give COVID back to the president again,” Noah continued. (RELATED: Trevor Noah: Biden’s Approval Rating Is ‘Somewhere Between Long COVID and Uvalde Police’)
“‘Come on guys,'” Noah joked while pretending to cough. “‘If we get him infected, maybe he’ll end the war in Ukraine.’ And by the way, I know this is weird, but have you noticed that Joe Biden seems to be the most successful whenever he disappears? I know, it’s weird. But during the campaign, he went and hid in the basement and nobody saw him for months. Everybody was like, ‘Where’s Joe Biden?’ Where’s Joe Biden?’ And then out of nowhere, they announced that he was the president.”
Noah then claimed that after Biden disappeared “into the basement again” following his COVID-19 diagnosis, he reemerged as “one of the greatest presidents in the history of presidents — gas prices went down, Congress is getting things done, the choco-taco is coming back from the dead!”
Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21 and isolated at the White House with “very mild symptoms.” After testing negative for several days, Biden re-tested and the result came back positive. His diagnosis came as his approval rating sunk to new lows with a recent Quinnipiac University poll which found the president’s approval rating stood at 31%.
Meanwhile, Senate Democrats crafted and passed the $740 billion Inflation Reduction Act that includes green energy subsidies and tax credits, funding for the Internal Revenue Service, and a drug price setting mechanism for Medicare.