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War in the Middle East: This Time It’s Persianal – Trump Tweets in Farsi | The Daily Show

January 16, 2020


The United States and Iran narrowly avoided World War III. I was so relieved, I celebrated by kissing
a stranger in Times Square. I didn’t get his name. I just know
that he was very ticklish. So, how are both countries
dealing with the aftermath of the Soleimani assassination? Well, let’s find out
in our ongoing segment War in the Middle East:
This Time It’s Persianal. -♪ ♪
-(cheering and applause) Right now Iran’s supreme leader and America’s supreme tweeter are both coming under fire
for lying to their people. So, let’s start with Iran. After three days of denials, the government of Iran
has admitted that when they launched missiles
at American targets in Iraq, they also accidentally shot down
a passenger plane. And now the people of Iran
are demanding accountability. NEWSWOMAN:
Tensions flared in Tehran as anti-government
demonstrators protested the regime’s
stunning admission that it mistakenly shot down
a Ukrainian jetliner. NEWSWOMAN 2: It all started
with a candlelight vigil but quickly morphed
into crowds chanting, “The revolutionary guards
are dictators, and the enemy is not America.
It’s within.” NEWSWOMAN 3: Videos show
at least one protester attacking a poster
of Qasem Soleimani. People were also heard cheering as a picture of Soleimani
was burned. Yes. The streets of Iran
have been overrun by protesters furious
at their own government. I mean, you see them.
They’re angry, and that guy’s losing the fight
against the poster. And it’s not just them.
Everyone is mad. Canada is mad. America is mad.
Ukraine is mad. Everyone is upset
that Iran shot down that plane. Well, except for Boeing.
Yeah. ‘Cause they’re like, “Yes! This plane crash
wasn’t our fault! “For once, it wasn’t our fault! That wasn’t us this time!” (laughter) So, this weekend saw three days
of public demonstrations against the regime in Iran. And last night, President Trump decided to fan
those flames of protest. NEWSWOMAN: President Trump
offering support to the Iranian people, tweeting in Farsi
and in English, “My administration will
continue to stand with you.” And later sending a tweet
aimed at the leaders in Iran. “Do not kill your protesters.
The world is watching. More importantly,
the U.S.A. is watching.” That’s right, folks. Donald J. Trump
is sending tweets in Farsi. (laughter) Welcome to 2020. And I got to say, I got to say, it’s ballsy for Trump to tweet
in a second language when he hasn’t even mastered
his first. (cheering and applause) I also… I also like to imagine that Trump dictated
that Farsi tweet the way he does
his English ones, you know? I just like the idea that
he was there, and he’s like… (speaking Farsi) Folks. (speaking Farsi) (cheering and applause) And by the way… Oh, and just by the way,
by the way, let’s be honest.
Let’s be honest. Can you imagine
if Obama ever tweeted in Farsi? Can you imagine what would… Fox News would have exploded! Tucker Carlson
would have squinted so hard, his face would collapse
into itself like a black hole. (laughter and applause) But while Trump
is stoking unrest in Iran, back home, he’s facing
challenges of his own because his story
about why he killed Soleimani isn’t adding up. NEWSWOMAN:
The president still insisting the killing of Soleimani
stopped imminent threats, including attacks at
U.S. embassies in the region. The president making the case
on Fox News. Did he have
large-scale attacks planned for other embassies? -Wouldn’t that help your case?
-Well, I… I can reveal that I believe it
would have been four embassies. Could have been military bases. Could have been
a lot of other things, too. But it was imminent,
and then all of a sudden, he was gone. Wait, wait, wait. Wait, you can reveal
that you believe? No one’s asking
for your personal belief. This is war, not what color
you thought the dress was. I mean… And, also, what does Trump mean
it could have been embassies or bases
or a lot of other things, too? ‘Cause either Trump
is making this up or Soleimani
was the most indecisive enemy America has ever had. What, was he just
riding around like, “Let us attack an embassy. “No, no, no, no,
a military base. “Wait, what about
that McDonald’s? Yes! You know what? Let’s just
destroy the milkshake machine.” “Sir, it’s already broken.” “Excellent, they’ll never know.” (laughter and applause) So, besides Trump,
besides Trump, no one believes
that Soleimani was planning an imminent attack
on everything. And because
they don’t trust him, the House passed a resolution
limiting Trump’s war powers. And even three Republicans
signed on to it. And, really, no one knows. No one knows where Trump
is getting his information, including
his very own defense secretary. REPORTER: Defense Secretary
Mark Esper acknowledged Sunday that he saw no specific threat
against four U.S. embassies by Qasem Soleimani, contradicting President Trump. I didn’t see one
with regard to four embassies. He didn’t cite
a specific piece of evidence. What the president said
was he believed that it probably
and could have been attacks against additional embassies. You know, I feel so bad
for the defense secretary. No, ’cause he’s-he’s trying
to tell the truth while also defending
Trump’s lie. And this is why you should never
go into a lie with Donald Trump, because, at some point,
he’s gonna riff that lie out of control
and leave you in the lurch. Yeah. If you guys worked
together, you’d be at work, like, “Hey, Donald, I’m
sneaking out for some coffee. Tell ’em
I had an important call.” And then you’d walk in
ten minutes later and Trump will be giving you
a funeral, like, “Rest in peace, Mark. His fight with butt cancer
inspired us all!” But I guess that’s
the great thing about America– you can believe
whatever you want. The intelligence doesn’t point
to any imminent attacks, but Trump can reveal
that he believes there were
four imminent attacks. And I can reveal that I believe
he’s full of shit.

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99 Comments

  • Reply Plnotučná Horčica January 16, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Isn’t Trump just choosing from options that gives him Pentagon? Isn’t it fault of Pentagon?

  • Reply digital subliminal messages January 16, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    S r b
    Not as funny as your new roommates // // you ever seen a fat black lady run so fast // lucky that's over / // jesus ,.. you assholes and these god damn plans

  • Reply E Mail January 16, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Nope. America is the enemy too.

  • Reply Sheba Raza January 16, 2020 at 6:48 pm

    Trump is mother fucker. May God give him death like a dog in 2020. UTSA United Terrorist State of America

  • Reply C G January 16, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    A broken fuckin shake machine joke? really trevor? going supes cliche today huh?

  • Reply Ogggo Lflxlcgllg January 16, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Lïkë mè plêås

    Ōr ì kīll ÿøū

  • Reply quest 77051 January 16, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    lololol

  • Reply Jose Santos January 16, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Straight out, Trump is nothing but a lump of shit

  • Reply mystic Dol January 16, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    I think that Donald first hired some goons to attack their own embassy and then made an excuse to kill suleimani and then made a plan with iran govt to shoot down a plane which has most no. of iranians, which will cause an unrest in iran hence nullifying the suleimani issue 🤔🤔🤷‍♀️

  • Reply Ahmed Elsheikh January 16, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    A fun fact…. Tweeter is BANNED in Iran 😂… Unfortunately, no body is going to read it

  • Reply ThaddyMoss January 16, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Trump justifies the killing of the general with no evidence to support an imminent threat….

    Trump calls his impeachment trail a witch Hunt without evidence when there is actual evidence….

    The guys position gets moved around more than a Catholic priest.

  • Reply Will Joseph January 16, 2020 at 6:52 pm

    I love how Esper's looks like my countries flag😂😂😂

  • Reply zunair max January 16, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    That's the great thing about America you can believe whatever you want. destroy as many nations as you want, and kill as many innocent kids, women & fathers as you want such as Libya, Iraq, Syria, Palestine. and also create as many comedy shows on our sobbing kids as you want. Alas………………………………..

  • Reply youcef hassan January 16, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Isnt it arabic instead if farsi?

  • Reply Kenji Kanagawa January 16, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    3:20 that's definitely a very white hole…

  • Reply Zozodo Lewin January 16, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Heis f iduot

  • Reply DankFit TV January 16, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Y doesnt america acknowledge the fact that they shot down an iranian passenger plane killing innocents

  • Reply Z•A•I•N January 16, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    "The enemy is not america, its within" Yeah totally you dumb shitheads, what about an assassination of a man who revolted and formed your country?

  • Reply Purple Floyd January 16, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Noah went too far by "joking" that Boeing would 'celebrate' the crash of the airliner. Not. At. All. Funny.

  • Reply Geo Designs Relations Solutions January 16, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Japan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Gaza, Lebanon, Iran…. it just goes on and on, and the narrative is always demonizing the victims and glorifying the aggressor. And no one can do anything about it.

  • Reply Anahita Ky January 16, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Big Like from Iran 😂👍

  • Reply Ali Ebadi January 16, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    I’m from Iran, God bless America.
    We love you Noah

  • Reply AkJonny1965 January 16, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Both our governments suck.

  • Reply Ella Torosian January 16, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Hold up hold up, i really don't like trump, but as a persian i am thankful that he is with the protesters.

  • Reply Canoga Parque 818 January 16, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Trumps full of shit sums up his character to a tee👌🏼

  • Reply Persian Warrior January 16, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Now this shit was funny Trevor lol

  • Reply Hamid Baaoui January 16, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    Kim Jong-un must be angry.

  • Reply Saad Rabiee January 16, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    The problem with your sarcasm is that you are using anything to critic Trump, and that's OK, if you don't go to far to defending his and Americans enemies..! And don't forget, that Iranian regime first slogan since 80,s until today is: (DEATH FOR AMERICA) notice : it said America not Trump…!

  • Reply Hyacinth Niemann January 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    It's a misstep to shoot that plane but we did put Iran on edge by bombing them without warning. They thought they were at war of course they'd be skeptical of the next thing in their airspace. Why are these hundred-something Ukrainian lives more valuable than the thousands of Middle Eastern lives we take?

  • Reply OK January 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Just curious and I'm not saying this to be a smartass but was Osama Bin Laden plotting an attack that excused us to kill him or did we just kill him because of his history (like Suleimani)?

  • Reply Mageto Delton January 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    '' But sir,it's already broken''
    ''Excellent,they'll never know''
    😂😂😂😂

  • Reply mfanafuthi nyadi January 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Something I will never understand someone orders a kill of a human but still walk free.

  • Reply David s. January 16, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Its wierd how alike USA and Iran are. How enemies turn to be alike.

  • Reply da afshar January 16, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    He had someone translating it actually

  • Reply bekka earth January 16, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Trump gets his Intel from Cracked Magazine..

  • Reply Haukh January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    I didnt know trevor spoke fluent simlish

  • Reply Gio Dude Reviews January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    Trump's Middle East history consist of watching Alaadin

  • Reply ali ali January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    فارسی=Farsi

  • Reply Latifa L January 16, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    killer 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😃😃😃🤣🤣🤣🤣😃

  • Reply jiorts January 16, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    its always the government within…dont give certain people that much power over so many

  • Reply Layla W January 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    😂😭💀

  • Reply Quest Channel January 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Believe me When i First saw that trump tweeted in Farsi language i couldn't believe it !I thought his account was hacked and I was waiting for a trevor video of it !😂😂😂

  • Reply Jan Jo January 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Imagine Iran would assassinate an American high figure. That country would be gone.

  • Reply Yash Vashistha January 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    That's Urdu. Farsi is a spoken language. Correct me if I'm if it's something different.

  • Reply Cue 1st Amend January 16, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Bush calling Iran part of the "Axis of Evil" even though they had nothing to do about 9-11 started this Persian animosity

  • Reply Humayun Rahimi January 16, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    2:55 he was saying "Happy Birthfay" BRUHHH HAHHHAH

  • Reply Jake Gutierrez January 16, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Trevor had drug this show into the ground. It used to be funny

  • Reply Mr Pickles January 16, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    The dress is purple and black!! 😡😡

  • Reply Ghost Train Haze January 16, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    It's shocking how clueless American's are about the Middle East..It would be sad if it wasn't so fckn tragic

  • Reply God is Good January 16, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Trevor is so funny.

  • Reply MD MOBASHSHIR January 16, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    This comedy routine is hitting harder than those Iranian missiles!

  • Reply Durlabh Dauti Chakma January 16, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Supreme Tweeter 😂😂😂

  • Reply Jamaicax78 January 16, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    funny how no matter what trump does, trevor haves always something to talk about. its not biased. its just "comedy" innit?

  • Reply Chris Redfield January 16, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    May we all live as one people, the Humans of Earth.

  • Reply Leopold January 16, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    So regime change working as it did in 1953? You poking at them enough so they are on high alert and things are bound to go wrong.

  • Reply Cue 1st Amend January 16, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    What about the terrorist fist-pump by Obama? So outrageous( sarcasm)

  • Reply Fortnite gaming January 16, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Trump 2020

  • Reply Bahram Rafiee January 16, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Haha
    By the way ur accent is awesome 😄

  • Reply michael El January 16, 2020 at 7:07 pm

    Annunaki waiting to chase the Caucasus mountain dwellers in a hole. It's the end of the world police. They killed MOOR people here by way of genocide on us using color of laws (policy not law)

  • Reply saman Poorgholam January 16, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    It was an anti aircraft missile not the missile they shot at american base and it was several hours after the attack.

  • Reply Jake Gutierrez January 16, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    Worst part is Trump is getting criticized for killing a terrorist. Should gave him a bunch of money like obama

  • Reply Afro Moz January 16, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Dam its crazy how people can easy do a roller coaster like that.

  • Reply Armin Alborzi January 16, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    I WILL STAND AGAINST YOU
    (GENERAL QASEM SOLEIMANI)
    Hard Revenge🔥🔥🔥
    IRAN
    امپراطوری ایران
    قاسم سلیمانی🔥💖
    ایران

  • Reply undead9999 January 16, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    you know you fucked up big time when you manage to get Canada to be mad at you.
    On a different note, yes, can you imagine if Obama sent out tweets in anything but English?
    We would never have seen the end of the Fox News special on it.

  • Reply Pedram Bn January 16, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    he tweeted farsi big deal????whats fuunny abouut that

  • Reply Bia M January 16, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    5:44 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply PolSkiSki January 16, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    Trevor is a punk like always….

  • Reply Nas jt January 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    America propaganda at its finest

  • Reply zozidedo do January 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    it's really fun how trumps reacted to protests that was happening in Egypt in septemper 2019 he said that protests happen every where and he stands with the Egyptian President now the Iranian protests are freedom fighters who must be protected not saying the protesters are good or bad but am saying his opinion is not about their freedom but his benefit

  • Reply George Suarez January 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Trump looks like a raccoon

  • Reply Anne Moeller January 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Why is he even still being interviewed? Useless.

  • Reply RD Gd January 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    VIVA IRAN LONG LIVE TERRORIST HALLAH is on you side brother……

  • Reply Debbie Kay January 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    "Tucker Carlson would have squinted to hard, his face would collapse into itself like a black hole" . 😀

  • Reply TheFourthWinchester January 16, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    Trump is the most anti-war President America has had in decades. Crazy.

  • Reply James Quillin January 16, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Screw the middle East it sucks. I was sent there a few times it is not worth helping them. It would be better to just gas em all and take the land as a new us territory

  • Reply がシカコまさか美 January 16, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    What about french protesters

  • Reply Ghost Zephyr January 16, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    For anyone wanna know what he said, Not good not good build a Wall happy birtjday folks happy birthday happy birthday…

  • Reply D'Juan Stanziola January 16, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Regular eye shadows are dark
    trump's eye shadow are white

  • Reply Stickman January 16, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    Only stupid Morons like trump

  • Reply avalon2199 January 16, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    Trump will be the funniest and first dictator of USA

  • Reply I Am energy January 16, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    🇺🇸 been killing black women and children 500+ years 🖕🤔

  • Reply kupar s January 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    trump barely correctly tweet in english

  • Reply iT B Like That January 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    That’s NOT Farsi, it’s ARABIC writing

  • Reply Steve-USMCVET January 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Trump's gonna get a Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Reply Muzamal Khan January 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Trump: Make "Farsi" Great Again.

  • Reply explained January 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    Trump pulled a putin ..going into war b4 election get you re-elected ..putin did this in 1999 going in Chechnya war ..indian prime minister modi did this in 2019 bombing pakistan b4 election ..this worked in both the cases lets see if it works 3rd time

  • Reply Al-Ikram Chowdory January 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    The plane crashed at the right time huh.

  • Reply Rose Harvey January 16, 2020 at 7:15 pm

    It's Farsical.

  • Reply SuperbaDD C January 16, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Seems to me he killed him in response to being impeached…Who knows

  • Reply Miaw Miaow January 16, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Good thing that americans arent that smart… they will never find out that the "protest is staged by usa"

  • Reply bekka earth January 16, 2020 at 7:17 pm

    Trevor, could you cover how Virginia just became the 38th state to do away with equal opportunity rights. I was really shocked that it was the 38th state, what other states do not have equal opportunity rights?

  • Reply Matti January 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Supreme tweeter😂😂😂

  • Reply Nicole Brown January 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Lmbo….I was thinking the same thing Trevor. His tweets are always misspelled and no one knows what he’s talking about except him.

  • Reply Umar Abdullah January 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    When did open assassinations become something that America does?

  • Reply Outi Music Group inc January 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Political comedy are you serious. Is this the best you can do when there are ppl dying. This is why #comedyisdead

  • Reply William Acevedo January 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    I remember with the United States Navy's did to an Iran plane filled with Innocent civilians shut down by the US Navy and then they have the audacity to give them awards for it awards for killing innocent people

  • Reply Ahmed Jama January 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Trump have good farti language

  • Reply Dan Witzke January 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Is it just me, or do people in the part of the world seem to spend a hell of a lot of time protesting, burning flags, and chanting about death?

  • Reply رهبر کونی های جهان اسلام علی چلاق January 16, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    Americans have to know that we Iranians don’t hate you or any other country in the world at all.
    It’s only our dictatorship corrupted islamic regime that pretend that.
    The murderer Ayatollahs / Mullahs are the biggest enemy of us Iranians in the world.

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