This article contains autoplay video.
Politicians, pundits, reporters, and the rest of us have tried to make sense of Donald Trump for months now. He’s openly xenophobic in his speeches, tweets support from neo-Nazis and white supremacists, says he would bring back waterboarding, and insulted Sen. John McCain over his military service. His comments would doom anyone else’s campaign.
But as Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper points out, maybe it’s because we’re not viewing him in the right context. It doesn’t make sense through a normal lens, but when you consider Trump as the ringleader of an actual circus? Now you’re talking.
After finding out what constitutes the “greatest show on Earth” from someone in a real circus, Klepper goes deep into a Trump rally in New Hampshire (the one where he referred to Ted Cruz as a “pussy”) to witness the show. And what a show it is, right from the opening brags, as Trump mocks the gathered media and deploys the surefire tactics he uses whenever he starts to lose people.
Circus or not, of course, his proposed policies are still terrifying to many people.
Screengrab via The Daily Show