Trevor Noah didn’t earn an Emmy nomination for Best Variety Talk Series for his work on “The Daily Show” this year, but he did show up in another Emmy race. He’s nominated for hosting the web series “The Daily Show: Between the Scenes” in the race for Best Short Form Variety Series. Watch the latest uncensored clip above in which he posits that Donald Trump may really be the first black president since he embodies so many of the negative stereotypes often applied to African-Americans.
“Donald Trump is everything that people thought a black president would be … ‘Oh, the first black president, what is he going to arrive two hours late for a press briefing?’ And Donald Trump is doing that now,” Noah observes. “The guy eats fried chicken on his plane … Can you imagine if Obama ate KFC on a plane?”
This is Noah’s first Emmy nomination. He competes in this category against returning nominees “Epic Rap Battles of History” and “Honest Trailers,” as well as first-time nominees “Behind the Voice” and “The Star Wars Show,” all of which stream on YouTube. “The Daily Show” might have an advantage in that last year’s winner, “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi,” is out of the running. So is last year’s nominee “Making a Scene with James Franco.” Those high-profile movie stars might have been tough for voters to resists, but of these contenders Noah is probably best known to most Emmy voters given the high profile of “The Daily Show.” Will that give him a decisive advantage?
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