Jon Stewart Mocks Republican Responses to Hillary Clinton's Presidential Announcement
Of Clinton's video, Stewart said, "This is boring as shit. It's weird they wouldn't let you make your own commercial. You had to share your announcement with a guy from a gravel company."
The big news Sunday was Hillary Clinton's announcement that she's running for president in 2016, but on Monday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart wasn't that impressed.
First he marveled at why the video she posted to announce her candidacy, full of everyday people starting new chapters in their lives, which he called "a State Farm commercial gone viral" was even trending on social media.
"This is boring as shit," he said. "I don't understand why this is creating a Twittersplosion. What's the big deal? It's ordinary people doing ordinary people stuff."
Even after Clinton appeared ("Oh, I know that lady") and announced she was running for president, Stewart wasn't that surprised.
"Oh … OK," he said. "It's weird they wouldn't let you make your own commercial. You had to share your announcement with a guy from a gravel company."
He then turned his attention to the reactions from Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, RNC chairman Reince Priebus and NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre.
He mocked Paul's over-the-top video, calling it "a Clinton-themed classic, replete with dystopian cliche — because Orwell predicted the future where the TV is giant, not in color and, for some reason, outside."
But he was baffled by the low production-quality of Ted Cruz's response.
"Are you f—ing kidding me? You're banging out a quick Vine on what looks like the set of a '70s porno shoot," Stewart said of Cruz's video in front of a dark backdrop.
He also singled out LaPierre for saying, "Eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough."
When Jessica Williams chimed in, via video of her doing "everyday people" things like gardening, fixing cars and, um, pulling a bouquet of roses out of a ram, she explained LaPierre's remark.
"That's asshole talk for black," she said.
Watch both videos below.