WASHINGTON — Comedian Trevor Noah highlighted Saturday evening that formerly high-profile liberal journalists have lost their national spotlight since President Donald Trump has left the White House.
Noah spoke at the White House Correspondents’ Association gala on Saturday evening at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., following remarks delivered by President Joe Biden.
The comedian alternatively mocked the president and the press before saying that he knew there were “mixed reviews” of the Biden presidency among the media present at the gala.
“There was a lot of talk about how the president really respects the press, but what has he done for you guys? Huh?” asked Noah.
“Think of all the journalists whose careers have been hurt by the Biden presidency,” he continued. “People like Daniel Dale. Used to be CNN’s star fact checker, on TV every day. But now, there is barely anything to check. Same for Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post. On the way here, I saw him on the street offering four pinnochios for a dollar. Mr. President, that’s on you.”
He continued: “And what about Maggie Haberman? For four years, it was exclusives on the Russia investigation, corruption, the president doesn’t read his daily briefings … Now look at her! She spends all day fighting with random people on Twitter like a common political reporter.”
“You’ve ruined her, Mr. President,” he joked.
“Now, of course, of course, President Biden doesn’t often have to deal with the media directly,” Noah continued. “Yes, the task falls to Press Secretary Jen Psaki.”
Noah joked to Psaki about the many times she has contracted the coronavirus before reminding the audience that Psaki is rumored to be leaving the White House and heading to MSNBC.
“If it’s true, congratulations to Jen and your big career change,” he said. “But, you know, moving to MSNBC is gonna be a big switch up for you because right now, the current job is to make the Biden administration … look good as possible, you know, at all costs, and now you’re going to be at MSNBC and you’ll have to — you’ll be fine, actually. Sorry.”
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