Comedy Central’s Trevor Noah: ‘Trump Reminds Me of an African Dictator’

‘The first thing you have to do is follow the money’

EXCERPT:

STELTER: The news about Michael Cohen getting payments from companies, it did break between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. this week. 

NOAH: Right. 

STELTER: You said Cohen is literally swelling swamp tours. 

NOAH: Right. 

STELTER: Did it surprise you? 

NOAH: No, it didn't.

I said from the very beginning that Donald Trump reminds me of an African dictator. And if you know anything about African dictators, the first thing you have to do is follow the money. And you follow the money with the people closest to them, family members, business associates.

All you do is watch for the money. And I would have been disappointed had we not found out or had Michael Cohen not done this. I'm like, yes, this is following the script. This is what you were meant to be doing as the person who rolls with Donald Trump. You are always going to be finding a way to swindle cash. 

And now the question really that remains is, did Trump know? And did these companies really not get anything? Because I feel like that's a quick way for the stories to just disappear. Yes, yes, yes, we paid him, we didn't get anything. Let's -- let's move along. Let's move on.

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