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Trump’s Mideast Move Creates Mayhem | The Daily Show

In a normal administration, an impeachment inquiry would be
enough drama on its own. But the Trump presidency is like
a Black Friday sale happening at the Fyre Festival–
pure chaos. Because while
all this impeachment stuff is tearing America apart, Trump is causing
just as much mayhem overseas. It all started last week, when he made an abrupt decision to pull troops out
of northern Syria, which everyone slammed. Right? Republicans,
Democrats, Fox News. Even the Joker was like,
“All right, I love chaos, but this shit is insane.” Well, now it turns out
the thing everyone warned Trump would happen is happening. REPORTER:
This morning, chaos in Syria, as President Trump orders
all remaining U.S. forces to leave
the north of the country. Turkish forces hammering
America’s Kurdish allies with the help
of radical Islamist militias. The escalating violence
now forcing 100,000 people
from their homes. Turkish artillery
also exploding just 250 yards from an American Special Forces
post on the border. REPORTER 2: It appears
Turkey used alleged terrorists as shock troops
against U.S. allies, the Kurds, until they collapsed and had to call on President
Assad to be their savior. Amid this chaos, ISIS is trying to regroup. Hundreds of ISIS members
and supporters have broken free
of detention camp. Sweet Jesus. Donald Trump is the only person who can find a way to make
the Middle East more chaotic. Turkey invading, Kurds fleeing,
ISIS escaping? Like, the Middle East
was already a geopolitical Jenga tower, with everyone trying
to figure out the right move. And then Donald Trump comes in.
He’s like, “What if we moved
the whole table?” And Trump,
Trump has justified his decision to pull out of Syria by saying that this is all part
of his larger plan to bring American troops
back home. And that makes sense. Right? What doesn’t make sense
is that home seems to be another country
in the Middle East. And as U.S. troops
have been pulled back from the border area
of northern Syria, President Trump is sending
an additional 2,800 Americans to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon deploying
fighter squadrons and two Patriot batteries and other aircraft
to bolster Saudi defenses. This comes in response
to last month’s attacks on Saudi oil facilities
that the White House has blamed on Iran. We are sending troops and other things
to the Middle East to help Saudi Arabia, but– are you ready?– Saudi Arabia, at my request,
has agreed to pay us for everything we’re doing. That’s a first! Yeah. Yeah, he’s right.
That is a first. I don’t think America has ever
rented out its military before. Like, that is a wild thing. He’s selling the military
and other things? What are the other things?
Does anybody ask? Nobody? What is, like–
What, does he just, like, sneak Eric into the shipment? He’s just like,
“You take this and Eric.” “Dad, why am I…”
“Shut up, Eric. Go now.” It’s weird that you can rent out
America’s military. You know what I would do
if I was Mexico? I would raise a bunch of money, and then I would hire America’s
military to do a coup on itself. Yeah. Then the people
would just be like, “Mr. President, our military’s
taking over the White House.” He’d be like, “I know.
And who’s gonna pay for it? Mexico.” -(applause)
-So… Trump says he’s done
with the Middle East, but, in the same breath,
he says he’s sending new troops
to the Middle East, which is really confusing. So, to help us clear things up,
we go now to our senior war correspondent,
reporting live from the Middle East,
Desi Lydic, everybody. (cheering and applause) Desi, this administration seems
to have very mixed messages about America’s role
in the Middle East. There’s only one message
I’m getting, Trevor, and it’s, “Dear world,
America first. Prayer hands emoji,
bald eagle emoji, America.” Look, President Trump
is just fulfilling his promise to pull U.S. troops out
of the Middle East. And, you know what,
it’s refreshing. A lot of men say
they’ll pull out, but they don’t. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me seven times, I have seven kids now. But-but, Desi, but, Desi, even though this was one
of Trump’s promises, you have to admit
that his decision has turned the Middle East
into a total shit show. Oh, Trevor, the Middle East
has always been a shit show. It’s like a Waffle House
after 1:00 a.m. Like, it’s not America’s job
to get involved. You have the Kurds, the Turks. I-It’s such a nuanced,
complicated situation. It’s not something
America can solve. Okay, but if that’s
America’s position, then why send thousands
of troops to Saudi Arabia? Because, Trevor,
it’s the Middle East. It’s America’s job
to get involved. Yeah, it has so much potential. It’s like a Waffle House
at 8:00 a.m. You have Sunni Muslims fighting,
Shia Muslims. It’s-it’s a very nuanced,
complicated situation that only America can solve. D-Desi, it seems to me
like Trump is simultaneously pushing
isolationist and interventionist policies
in the Middle East. What? No! No, no, no, no, no.
That’s crazy. I mean, that’s impos…
It’s like being a-a person that’s black and white
at the same time. It’s impossible! Well, actually, uh, that’s-that’s not impossible,
Desi. See, Trevor, here’s what
you need to understand. Trump promised to get America
out of the Middle East, which he’s done in Syria. And now,
by going into Saudi Arabia, he has another opportunity to pull America’s troops
out of the Middle East, delivering on his promise twice. Because you can’t pull them out if you don’t keep
thrusting them back in -just again and again and again.
-All right, thank… thank you. -Again, again! -Thank you. Thank
you, Desi. Thank you, Desi. -Thank you so much.
-Desi Lydic, everyone.


  1. Livio Kokthi
    Livio Kokthi October 17, 2019

    Trump used kurds to fight a war that usa created and now he's blaming them and sending them to death. It's disgusting

  2. Ann Nil
    Ann Nil October 17, 2019

    Now even Americans can't say anything if 911 happens again..

  3. Tormund Gaint
    Tormund Gaint October 17, 2019

    I always knew Americans never cared about Democracy. It was always about Money and Oil. Saying hi from Taiwan..

  4. Derek Wang
    Derek Wang October 17, 2019

    we call this middle east policy the dick move

  5. Middle Class Life
    Middle Class Life October 18, 2019

    This man is a co-conspirator, participated and facilitator with Erdogan, in deliberate, premeditated cold-blooded murder with depraved indifference.. it was reported that he gave intel and recon to Erdogan then conspired t pull the Troops back so Erdogan can slaughter the Kurds, he is an accomplice to mass slaughter betrayal, and using a filthy silly stupid lie to try to cover it up. They did not help us in Normandy? what the hell has that got to do with anything? They have been fighting for a thousand. So what has the length of time the have been fighting got to do with anything? they are not angels WHAT! what madness is this? Trump Is Not An Angel. In fact, I think he holds sessions with Satan and Putin. And I also noticed that Trump respects and is afraid of dictating monsters that are shorter than he is and he LOOKS UP TO THEM!


  6. Andrew Lazare
    Andrew Lazare October 18, 2019

    Remember when the tonight show was funny?

  7. super X
    super X October 18, 2019

    Bitch please the propaganda of the mainstream media is cringes af. This people forget the Kurds is also a terrorist groups but because it is uncle sam that bankrolling them now. They are freedom fighter, just like the Mujahideen that was used against USSR that later form al qaeda. lol.

  8. justin blanco
    justin blanco October 18, 2019

    I know Trump's a dumbass but we've been in the middle east for a while at least now we're getting paid for our efforts In Saudi Arabia

  9. sassy jessy
    sassy jessy October 18, 2019

    It sickens me.

  10. Areece Piluden
    Areece Piluden October 18, 2019

    2:15oil everybody it’s because of oil

  11. abdulaziz yalahow
    abdulaziz yalahow October 18, 2019

    Hahahaha hmmm 🤔 interesting lol 😂

  12. Karlos DeBunk
    Karlos DeBunk October 18, 2019

    Jokes from reporter hints of jokes from T.J. Miller and Melissa McCarthy material 🤔 You need better writers Noah.

  13. Bryan Alexander
    Bryan Alexander October 18, 2019

    Is Desi a correspondent for Trump Derangement Syndrome or The Daily Show?

  14. Maryam Dadar
    Maryam Dadar October 18, 2019

    Putin is getting everything he wants from Trump.

  15. 32 32
    32 32 October 18, 2019

    War in the Middle East…isn’t supposed to stop

  16. midnighfairy
    midnighfairy October 18, 2019

    You are a tiny specle of nothing

  17. Japneet Singh
    Japneet Singh October 18, 2019

    Trump is sh*tier then Hitler

  18. Japneet Singh
    Japneet Singh October 18, 2019

    Trump wants to start 3rd world war

  19. Jo-Erlend Schinstad
    Jo-Erlend Schinstad October 18, 2019

    There's an interview with Trump from the 80s where he openly says US should make money by renting out military support to allies. It's the end of NATO and western stability, but who cares, right?

  20. Chad
    Chad October 18, 2019

    If Clinton won't be arrested for killing soldiers and endangering national security. What makes you think President Trump will be? Jbs.

  21. hannah ndiritu
    hannah ndiritu October 18, 2019

    this video gives me chills , americans wake up , pity

  22. Pablo Escobar
    Pablo Escobar October 18, 2019

    The fucking USA better stays out of all other conflicts in the world. Fucking backstabbers.

  23. Andromeda of Spectrum
    Andromeda of Spectrum October 18, 2019

    Its amazing how some people are still so blind to support this guy.

  24. Dabar Velimir
    Dabar Velimir October 18, 2019

    you can blame Trump for thousands other things, but not for Syria…. is your memory so shallow not to remember that the FSA (Free Syrian Army) under Turks command who attacks Kurds today is an American project sponsored by an Obamas administration with a clear aim to overthrow Assad, you were calling them "moderate rebels" less than two years ago for god sake….. situation in Syria didn't become complicated yesterday with Trump it is a major clusterf… for eight years….. funny to see how everyone became such a huge experts in geopolicy and especially in Syria crisis suddenly…. you are all so blinded by hate…. if you hate him that is OK, but that shouldn't stop you to inform yourself better….. Trevor this time you are just talking shit with no sense….

  25. Fiahan Abothnaen
    Fiahan Abothnaen October 18, 2019

    What the fuck

  26. Fiahan Abothnaen
    Fiahan Abothnaen October 18, 2019

    What the fuck

  27. Sharukh Habib
    Sharukh Habib October 18, 2019

  28. F X
    F X October 18, 2019

    Talk about people becoming radicalized. Now we have ISIS resurgence and the Kurds hating us.

  29. zed 0
    zed 0 October 19, 2019

    Lol you're the shit funny😂🤣😂

  30. Samuel Rosander
    Samuel Rosander October 19, 2019

    To Trump Supporters: The next time you rant about refugees flooding this country, or refugees from s***-hole countries coming here, or being infested with refugees, or anything else, you have only yourselves to blame for supporting the moron who made everything worse for people around the world.

  31. Maria Estevez
    Maria Estevez October 19, 2019

    I knew those secret meetings, (off the record) was his personal plotting to sell the USA! Well trumptards, time to learn a new language! 🤨🇺🇸

  32. Alicia Page
    Alicia Page October 19, 2019

    Trump supporters even support his decision for all of that mayhem, including ISIS getting loose.

    Where next?

  33. asem alshoura
    asem alshoura October 19, 2019

    it is not (a shia-sunni) war that is only soudi propaganda. the house of soud are terrified form iran being a islamic republican(it constitute (shoura) basically means taking the nation consultation ). as a (soft power), this will make a huge impact on a highly conservative Muslims in the peninsula region and they will start to demonstrate for a republican and parties creating .so Iran has to be introduce as the great divil to the soudi nation in order for the soudi family to keep the absolute monarchy

  34. Poo Pee
    Poo Pee October 19, 2019

    We're not going to be able to do anything about Trump if you don't have conservatives on board that this madness.

  35. dęusroyce xiii
    dęusroyce xiii October 19, 2019

    Who is that trashy journalist slut, veil of Ignorance. That reporter is taking the piss, I hope she gets shot .

  36. Mohammed Zanaty
    Mohammed Zanaty October 19, 2019

    Egypt the biggest Country in the Middle East Rent It's Army for more thin 20 years now for Saudi Arabia and in Yemen War Now :""""

  37. Rachael Injustus
    Rachael Injustus October 19, 2019

    I'll bet $10 that Trump is being controlled by Russia

  38. Winda Sari
    Winda Sari October 19, 2019

    Wow. A mercenary lmao

  39. Heather Mimi Wahlquist
    Heather Mimi Wahlquist October 19, 2019

    Her again, T…SHE ISN’T FUNNY

  40. Ginger Aile
    Ginger Aile October 19, 2019

    This is why a government isn't supposed to run a country like a business.

  41. Icare
    Icare October 19, 2019

    With Isis returning and the far right extremist already reeking havoc in this country… we are screwed with no allies to boot.

  42. Fokhrul Islam
    Fokhrul Islam October 20, 2019

    Always & all the time like this show…

  43. skug9bob
    skug9bob October 20, 2019

    Nobody can mess up the Middle East more except for Trump? Ah Bush II, how quickly they have forgotten you…

  44. morchedrid
    morchedrid October 20, 2019

    Just America being America. Nothing new here.

  45. Udy Kumra
    Udy Kumra October 20, 2019

    So the subtext of this whole segment is: Trump is fucking the Middle East.

  46. justin castillo
    justin castillo October 20, 2019

    Surprised there was no mention of Czechoslovakia or Slovenia.

  47. Amylia Clenny
    Amylia Clenny October 20, 2019

    Desy Lydic repeatedly makes a fool of herself.

  48. Tube You
    Tube You October 21, 2019

    So what did the democrats do with ISIS in syria 5 years ago ?
    The democrats always preach after matters happen, but it's always Fake News.

  49. Cocos Gacha life
    Cocos Gacha life October 21, 2019

    It’s frustrating how Donald Trump doesn’t understand how corrupt the Middle East is

  50. PrometheusV
    PrometheusV October 21, 2019

    Protecting Kurds just doesnt compare to having cheap oil. Bad business model

  51. MickDaMack 08
    MickDaMack 08 October 21, 2019

    "7 kids, Trevor!"

  52. Javis X
    Javis X October 21, 2019

    Trump causes war and locks the presidency

  53. adnan nan
    adnan nan October 21, 2019

    lol….why we still here….just to suffer?……

  54. Jamee Choi
    Jamee Choi October 21, 2019

    Putin is loving his birthday present, it just keeps giving

  55. Nikki Eagle
    Nikki Eagle October 21, 2019

    No matter what he says weather it's talking about himself or the USA or Countries or People/ kids, babies etc. It ALWAYS comes back around to $$$$$$$$$$$ because THAT is the ONLY thing he cares about PERIOD!!!!!! He is LITERALLY single handedly ruining the WORLD!!!!!!😈💩🤡🤖☠️👹👺🤥💀🐍🖤💥🔥🌍🌎🌏🕳️

  56. Jose Marroquin
    Jose Marroquin October 21, 2019

    Sadly America will work for the Saudis now,,, like or not

  57. TheVaultdweller
    TheVaultdweller October 21, 2019

    My heart goes out to the Kurds. Biggest nation without a country.

  58. Rohit Shinde
    Rohit Shinde October 21, 2019

    Since US military is available to hire some drug cartels are interested.

  59. J C
    J C October 21, 2019

    Bring all troops back.

  60. Meredith Donahue
    Meredith Donahue October 22, 2019

    Is there anything our 'fearless leader' can't make worse? It was already hard enough for ppl there.

  61. Queen of means and evil Angel depress life
    Queen of means and evil Angel depress life October 22, 2019

    I am scared if he try’s to kill South Africa people too

  62. randomitis89
    randomitis89 October 22, 2019

    soooooo, what she's saying is that America likes to screw them?

  63. ভাইসাব Bros
    ভাইসাব Bros October 23, 2019

    Trump was right y’all war hungry Democrats

  64. Danser Pranser
    Danser Pranser October 23, 2019

    Profitting from war and bragging about it in the media. Wow, I don't mind trump flopping his own country, but what he just admitted would act as a fuel to radical terrorist movement. It would have a butterfly effect, not just in middle east. Not a US citizen but I used to think of him as a source of entertainment, however, the chaos he's creating is getting closer and closer to home. It's not funny anymore. Good God, somebody stop him please

  65. Solange Mooney
    Solange Mooney October 23, 2019

    He has business with Turkey and Saudi Arabia, he makes ( probably huge bribes to him) money, all the rest he could not care less

  66. Laindy Ssttiizzy Rapper
    Laindy Ssttiizzy Rapper October 23, 2019

    I recommend

  67. Elvâ
    Elvâ October 24, 2019

    I remember one of your videos in which you’re saying how much media and movies affect our perception. Now I’m gonna say: You’re trying to affect people’s perception.

  68. GHustle4
    GHustle4 October 24, 2019

    A clear sign that america doesn’t fight for freedom they only protect natural resources and kill innocent people FOH america is a shithole of a country

  69. Bryan Mejia
    Bryan Mejia October 24, 2019

    Oh he's stupid stupid

  70. John Ishmael
    John Ishmael October 25, 2019

    US Troops = Prostituted by American politics

    America deserves to die like the rest of the Democratic civilizations that's died…

  71. Awudu Awudu
    Awudu Awudu October 26, 2019

    🤣🤣🤣😂😅🤣😂🤣 My goodness President Trump.

  72. Ivan Ayitey
    Ivan Ayitey October 28, 2019

    looking back…what if trump pullled the troops home so ISIS would feel free to get out….and then…(wait for it)… be killed by America! see how their leader is dead now 🤫

  73. h h
    h h October 28, 2019

    SOO USA military is pretty much SAUDIS MERCENARIES!!

  74. Anonymous Forever
    Anonymous Forever October 28, 2019

    The guy is being honest. The US goes everywhere for oil and money. This guy at least said it in public!

  75. Basma Sultan
    Basma Sultan October 28, 2019

    Some of the comments are stereotypical like Middle East Muslims who are ALL apparently responsible for 9/11
    The Middle East has a lot of problems but which country in the world does I lived in several parts of the Middle East and in general a lot of places are decent except for the war spots I hope when someone talks about the Middle East they don’t generalize all the countries there it is like saying that all Germans are nazi or all Americans are as dumb as their current president Donald big dickhead trump

  76. WhiteDude Music
    WhiteDude Music October 29, 2019

    Wars are usually fought because of money in one way or another even if it’s not admitted by the government … so to send soldiers to Saudi Arabia to protect our interests and charge them for it at the same time seems like a good idea albeit brash and cavalier to use our armed forces that way but that’s what soldiers sign up/ and get PAID for ..people act like soldiers join the armed forces to volunteer their services for free lol

  77. Jesse Greyson
    Jesse Greyson October 29, 2019

    Desi sounds like a standardized test…

  78. Daywalker392 Hemi
    Daywalker392 Hemi October 29, 2019

    Oil they sold allies out for oil!!! Rotten piece of shit

  79. Ragnork 101
    Ragnork 101 October 29, 2019

    this guy is jakass wtf wrog with USA people the used to be a littel bit smsrter kick him out of his office

  80. Kryptik _
    Kryptik _ October 30, 2019

    Only trump could muster up this much chaos

  81. Mary Dorsey
    Mary Dorsey October 30, 2019


  82. Reem Hraez
    Reem Hraez October 30, 2019

    Leave our country thief

  83. Patricia Sharon
    Patricia Sharon October 30, 2019

    All these comments against Trevor`s jokes are deviating from the facts on the ground. Trevor is here to educate you through satire not to fight this war. From his jokes you should realize how messed up things on the ground are. Next time you vote have that in the back of your head.

  84. Eliott Toyota Tot
    Eliott Toyota Tot October 30, 2019

    The trump presidency is like middle school: Out of control gossip, a relentless flow of incorrect information spread around and un blended foundation causing the orange complexion

  85. Alejandro Kaplan
    Alejandro Kaplan October 30, 2019

    I would say the middle east is a jenga tower which you have to do while playing twister

  86. stephen thompson
    stephen thompson October 30, 2019

    Everyone's cool comments wont matter in a fema camp

  87. Tucker Bowen
    Tucker Bowen October 31, 2019

    5:36 …anyone else turned on by that?

  88. Gulnar Feroz
    Gulnar Feroz October 31, 2019

    Trevor Noah You Are 100 % Right, But Dese Lydic Is Very Wrong, This Way Trump Has Made Life Miserable, Literally Killing Innocent Civillians World Wide One Country After Another.This Is His Plan.

  89. Rickie Samuel
    Rickie Samuel October 31, 2019

    It's not funny but,🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  90. Abdel Aleem
    Abdel Aleem November 2, 2019

    Well, Turkey invaded Syria on US greenlight. And no Trump is not trying to bring home troops. They are reallocating them to Iraq, against the Iraqi government's will. Trump is trying to fulfill one of his election's promises: to grab Iraq's oil.

    YONG CHEN SENG November 3, 2019


  92. Zawa Bita
    Zawa Bita November 4, 2019

    This is why I’m afraid to join the military just to be used like kids toys

  93. CPL, MP, C/O, CPT CL
    CPL, MP, C/O, CPT CL November 4, 2019

    Go cry elsewhere. “US is too involved in other Countries. US allows their ALLIES to be slaughtered.” Pick a damn side.

  94. MAX
    MAX November 5, 2019

    Everybody jst know media is fake trump is a pupet and there is no election jst selection they are all the same eyeing NWO IT WILL FAIL GOD IS REAL

  95. Artoria Pendragon
    Artoria Pendragon November 6, 2019

    Hundreds if not thousands died and here we are laughing about it. Boring ass dystopian this place has become. I hope all trump supporters die knowing they got conned by the orange idiot one day. Humans are so fucking dumb.

  96. Rayman_De _Legend
    Rayman_De _Legend November 8, 2019

    Stup up Eric
    Go now

  97. Frank Smith
    Frank Smith November 9, 2019

    stopped ISIS stopping the wars creating millions of jobs Obama should have created, yup, worst president ever… 2020 BABY you losers wont quit, oh ya, Hillary would have let in 20 million illegals by now and raised your taxes to pay for them. hmmm, sounds like a plan. Even Polosi cant stand illegals in her area.

  98. Alan Kuo
    Alan Kuo November 11, 2019

    What’s this gonna mean is that America’s reputation as an ally is damaged for 20 years and longer. Taiwan needs to think about our position in terms of China and US.

  99. Explicitnice
    Explicitnice November 16, 2019

    ANYONE running against trump, I hope you are watching. You have to use this to win against him. You have to inform the public that we could have a war with ISIS even worse than before with his current actions. You have to teach the american people that this is not a game and that the results are terrifying…

    I doubt politicians read youtube comments but just in case.

  100. Christina Penner
    Christina Penner November 17, 2019

    Our president is a shit show. Is anyone else filling so fucking embarrassed?

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