Trevor Noah deconstructs President Obama’s many State of the Union subtweets

President Obama’s final State of the Union address covered a vast range of topics, but it might be best remembered for the sick burns he delivered.

The president’s “subtweeting”—calling out people without naming them, especially as practiced on Twitter—was in rare form on Tuesday night. With the entire country (and much of the world) watching, his targets just had to take it until the speech ended—especially if they happened to be in the same room as the president. And on Wednesday night, The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah is on-hand to decode all of them.

Between Ted Cruz’s carpetbombing comment, climate change deniers, and a leading Republican presidential candidate’s Islamophobic rhetoric, Obama had plenty of targets to hit. And as Noah showed, he got them all good—even if they later denied it.

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Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.