If you are a fan of late night TV and of hosts who give their no-holds-barred view on everything from the World Cup to Donald Trump, then you may have heard of Trevor Noah. The late-night host who hosts a segment discussing world news recently talked about the similarities between Imran Khan and Donald Trump.
You may be thinking that what could possibly be the similarity between a racist Orange Cheeto masquerading as leader of the free world and Pakistan’s sometimes problematic but usually sane Imran Khan?
Well according to Trevor Noah, the similarities just don’t seem to end. Here are some of the ways in which he compares Imran Khan and Donald Trump.
1-“Trump thinks Islam is bad, Imran Khan lives in Islamabad”
No comments on this one. Cause If I do say something, then what’s the difference between me and millions of other Pakistanis who clearly don’t get that this is satire.
2-“In fact, these guys are so alike that shortly before he was elected, Khan was also embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. And just like Trump, he got through it.”
That is true but to be fair Trump admitted to his allegations since there was proof, while in Imran’s case there was a lot of chatter and allegations backed by nothing. Imran Khan has said his fair share of vitriol but can you imagine the backlash he would have gotten if he had talked about women the way Trump did? And let’s be honest, while Trump’s specialty is objectifying women, Khan has irked women worldwide at his insistence to keep them delegated in the role of the dutiful wife and nothing more.
3-“while was Trump was doing pizza ads, Khan was promoting Pepsi”
Trevor honey, you are not making a lot of sense at this point. Famous people endorse stuff in exchange for money. That is how advertisements work. Imran Khan endorsed Pepsi, Shoaib Akhtar endorsed Careem, Kim Kardashian endorsed Verizon and the list goes on. The point is, TREVOR YOU CAN DO BETTER.
There are a lot more comparisons and you can see the segment in its full glory to see what all the fuss is about.
Imran Khan is like a contaminated well in a desert where people have been looking for water for ages. The point of my incredibly poor metaphor is that Imran Khan has his faults, and he has a lot of them but he represents hope for a lot of people. If you think that Pakistanis took this comparison sitting down, then you clearly don’t know your fellow brethren well.
From politicians to my 8th-grade frenemy, everyone had something to say about this.
Just watched Trevor Noah’s video comparing IK with Trump. Complete and utter bullshit. You can disagree with IK but to compare him with someone who’s never had to struggle for 20+ years politically and who’s a vile, xenophobic and racist is wrong on so many levels
— . (@Paindu_Sarkar) August 15, 2018
Hamza Ali Abbasi prob catching a flight to America as we speak asking kidhar hai ye Trevor Noah i just wanna talk
— Usman (@mindblabber) August 15, 2018
Fully expect Youthias to travel from Brooklyn to Hudson street to protest against Trevor with sign boards like " Lifafa Journalist" & "Modi ka Yaar" 😁😁
— Irfan (@TeaAt7even) August 15, 2018
— Omar Waraich (@OmarWaraich) August 15, 2018
When others were debating if there's any similarity between Trump and IK or not, Trevor Noah has given the verdict. Worth Watch.https://t.co/PjzgkXyRM4
— Umar Cheema (@UmarCheema1) August 15, 2018
It’s hilariously true but also incredibly alarming @Trevornoah on Pakistan’s new Donald Trump https://t.co/rGqRDiHN3k missed out the scariest aspect of him defending terrorists & terrorism. #ImranKhan #Pakistan
— Bakhtawar B-Zardari (@BakhtawarBZ) August 15, 2018
— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) August 15, 2018
Hahahahhaha Trevor Noah on Imran Trump. Calls him brown Trump https://t.co/ljyPVjEohQ
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) August 15, 2018
In a country where most of the people won’t have eve heard of Trevor Noah, the late-night host was a trending topic on Twitter for quite some time. Poor guy, he doesn’t know what’s about to hit him. He would probably be surprised to find Shagufta from Lahore in his mentions, cursing him in a variety of different languages and asking him about his payment from Maryam Nawaz.