Trevor Noah Interviews Barack Obama

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah

He joins the ranks of Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres, whose Obama interviews continue to garner views on YouTube.

The two African exports met for an hour-long interview at the White House.

On the agenda is the recent poll success of US president-elect Donald Trump.

Noah, 32, made headlines in the middle of the US presidential race for calling Trump “an opportunistic race-baiter”.

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Noah is no stranger to talking to high-profile politicians.

He has interviewed former US president Bill Clinton, presidential candidates Ben Carson, Lindsey Graham and Rand Paul, and governor Chris Christie.

Recently he took on right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren, who has gained a reputation for her controversial comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.

She compared the movement to the Ku Klux Klan and expressed unwavering support for Trump.

During the interview on Noah’s The Daily Show, she said: “When the Black Lives Matter movement is going out with signs saying: ‘Fry them like bacon, F*** the police’, when they’re going saying ‘If you see a white person target them,’ that is happening, Trevor,” she said.

“When that now becomes the narrative and you’re starting to loot, burn and riot . what did the KKK do?”

Noah responded: “Is that the narrative of Black Lives Matter, or are there people who are saying that within a crowd of other human beings?

“For somebody who is not racist you have to spend a lot of time saying ‘I’m not racist’.”

  • Noah’s Obama interview will be broadcast in South Africa tonight on ‘Comedy Central’, DStv channel 122, at 9pm.

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