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‘The Daily Show’ says Donald Trump’s ‘radical ideology’ makes him ‘the white ISIS’

Donald Trump has more in common with ISIS than you might think.

Feb 29, 2020, 2:52 pm*

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Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

You know that moment in action movies where the villain tells the hero, “We’re two sides of the same coin, you and I?” According to The Daily ShowDonald Trump may be playing out that exact scenario with ISIS right now.

In the wake of Trump’s call to block Muslims from entering the U.S., The Daily Show made a simple but important point: doesn’t Donald Trump sound weirdly similar to the people he’s trying to defeat? Is he, in fact, the white ISIS?

“Donald Trump is an extremist leader who came out of nowhere,” said correspondent Hasan Minhaj. “He’s self-financed, recruits through social media, attracts his followers through radical ideology to take over the world, and is actively trying to start a war between Islam and the West.” Does the evidence speak for itself?

Screengrab via The Daily Show/Comedy Central

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*First Published: Dec 9, 2015, 9:11 am