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>> from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show" with trevor noah. ( cheers and applause ) ♪ >> trevor: welcome to "the daily show"! i'm trevor noah! thank you so much, everybody! thank you for tuning in. my guest tonight is the director of the oscar nominated documentary "o.j.: made in america." please give it up for ezra edelman, everybody! he's going to be joining us tonight ( cheers and applause ) fascinating man and doamplet we're going to have a great conversation. let me tell you what happened to us today. we had a really nice show planned for you -- very civil,
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very calm -- and then, in the middle of the day, hurricane trump happened. again. >> president trump's first solo press conference. let's just say it simply, it was extraordinary. >> i just want to let you foe, i inherited a mess. drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars. you know what yiew uranium is, ? this thing called nuclear weapons and other things, lots of things are done with uranium including some bad things. i love to negotiate things, i do it really well and all that stuff. nuclear holocaust would be like no other. the leaks are absolutely real. the news is fake because so much of the news is fake. other countries have been taking advantage of us for decades -- decades and decades and decades, folks. i do get good ratings, you have to admit. the greatest thing i could do is shoot that ship that's 30 miles offshore right out of the water. tomorrow, they will say, donald
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trump rants and raves at the press. i'm not ranting and raving. ( laughter ) >> trevor: tomorrow they'll say, i'm -- i'm -- i'm not drunk! you're all drunk! you're all drunk! this my mother (bleep) house! this my mother (bleep) house! ghouley goo-goo! ghouley goo-goo! ( laughter ) i can't play the entire press conference. we only have 30 minutes and he spoke for, like, six days ( laughter ) so let's instead focus on some of the moments where trump actually completed a thought. starting with the most important part of his presidency, how much he won. >> i put it out before the american people, got 306 electoral college votes. i guess it was the biggest electoral college win since ronald reagan. >> trevor: okay, now, this is not true. in fact, it's not even complicated. you don't even need numbers to understand this. all you need to know is the map with the two colors, that's all you need to know. trump has been repeating this lie since election day, and we
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have been waiting so long for him to get called out on it and finally today it happened. >> you said today you had the biggest electoral margin since ronald reagan with 304 or 306 electoral votes. in fact president obama got 365 -- >> well -- >> george h.w. bush 426 when he won as president. so why should americans trust -- >> well, no, i was given that information. i don't know. i was just given information we had a very, very good margin. >> why should americans trust you when you accuse the information they receive being fake when you're providing information that's -- >> i don't know, i was given that information. actually, i've seen that information around. >> trevor: oh! damn! ( laughter ) i don't know who that reporter is but he just shoved trump's face in that like it was a pile of bull (bleep) and he was training a bad dog. look at you did! look at it! bad trump!
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a bad donald trump! how does trump even think that's a valid excuse? that's the information i was given? you're the president. that's the information you were given? if you can't trust your president to get the right president on a googlable fact, then can you really trust him with the harder stuff which, by the way, is everything else the president of the united states has to deal with. we're talking first page google, guys. not even deep. that's the answer. here's how you know trump's batting with the media is getting toward him. toward the end, trump started begging for a softball. >> i want to find a friendly supporter. used to say it was john. are you a friendly reporter? watch out friendly he is. go ahead. >> mr. president. >> go ahead. >> so first of all, i'm jake from (inaudible) magazine. i haven't seen anybody in my community accuse either yourself
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or anyone on your staff of being anantisemitic. >> thank you. >> but what we're concerned about and haven't heard addressed is an uptick in antisemitism and how the government is planning to take care of it. >> he said he's going to ask a simple question andeth not a simple question, not a fair question. all right, sit down, i understand the rest of your question. so here's the story, folks. number one, i am the least anti-semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. number two, racism -- the least racist person. in fact, we did very well relative to other people running as republican -- quiet, quiet, quiet -- >> trevor: beyond trump's botched attempt at reassuring the jewish community, what's striking in that interaction, is you have the president of a democracy who thinks press is only valid when they ask him
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easy questions, questions he likes. in his mind, he deserves it. that's an easy question. what are you going to do about antisemitism. we're going to stamp it out. done. that's all you have to say. that's the softest ball ever. a matza ball, if you will. ( laughter ) donald trump is an equal opportunity offender. not just the jews. he's also got space for the blacks. >> are you going to include the cbc, mr. president, in your conversations with your urban agenda, your inner city agenda as well as -- >> am i going to include who? >> the congressional black caucus and the congressional -- >> well, i would. do you want to set up the meeting. >> no, no, no. >> are they friends of yours. i know some of them. >> let's go, set up a meeting. >> trevor: are they friends of yours? are they? did you all grow up h in the hood together? huh? huh? while you're at it, i've been trying to get in touch with frederick douglas, can you
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invite him to the meeting, too? he embarrassed me bigly. you can see that reporter, are they friends of mine? i mean, yes, but still that's not the point. for someone who does know about the congressional black caucus, we go to roy wood, jr., everybody. ( cheers and applause ) >> thank you, trevor. oh, my lord. that was so embarrassing. trump didn't even know what the cbc was. probably thought it was a '90s rap group. cbc, bbd, nwacp. if you don't know anything about the c beckets c, here's what you knead to know. >> black folks been telling you forever we have some issues. we invented the blues! ( cheers and applause ) what more of a sign did you need? ( laughter ) >> that's so embarrassing. >> trevor: what was that? >> i guess the clip of the black
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congressional people must have gotten mixed up with a clip from my standup special father figure. ( audience reacts ) comedy central. i don't know how that happened. that's crazy. >> trevor: you trying to promote your special right now? >> i'd never do that! i gave them the right clip! roll the correct clip, please. >> anytime the black person follow the civil rights movie, they fall do, the double bounce and the the dirt come up -- ( laughter ) >> i don't know. >> trevor: what's going on, roy? >> i think the computer is just realizing that these are stressful times, and people need a break from all the news, and they need to have a good laugh, which is exactly what they're going to get from our first standup special father figure, sunday night at 11 on comedy central. >> trevor: check out roy's father figure sunday 11:00 on comedy central. we'll be right back.
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rated pg-13. >> trevor: welcome back to "the daily show." ( cheers and applause ) in his farewell address president obama urged us to get engaged in politics and not to check out of everything. then he kent kite surfing.
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but still the people are taking to the streets and, in new jersey, it's run street in planchts confusion and concern over road names in new jersey. there is one name in particular that's causing issues of its own. i'm standing on elseworth street but if i cross howard avenue here, this now turns into dick street. city leaders proposed changing the name of this section of elseworth to dick street to make it easier to find in an emergency. >> trevor: i know your first instinct when you hear dick street is we're going to start making dick jokes, like how dick street is only two blocks long and slightly bent, or how this is a bad time to extend dick street when it's cold outside. no, no. no, guys, no. this is not about dick jokes. this is about ordinary citizens who are fighting a government that thrust itself into every crevice of our lives. and it's hurting people.
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>> homeowners on elseworth want to know if they can change it to something other than dick street. >> no, i don't -- i don't like it. >> you think switching his home address from elseworth street to what he calls a less than flattering street name will make his property value go down. >> i don't want to screw up my life. ( laughter ) >> trevor: you see that? real people. and you can't tell me that this guy doesn't deserve better because hi his name is anal. ( laughter ) imagine his life. probably coming to this country, growing up with a name like that. some people are worried about whether trump will cover their pre-existing condition, but this poor man has more pressing issues. he doesn't want to be anal on dick street. ( laughter ) and when you're a local activist, there are many different ways to tack alproblem. some people prefer to see it on the ground. others prefer a bird's-eye view.
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>> john sedlack seen here with his pet falken says living on this street isn't as embarrassing as everyone thinks. >> i know people named dick or their name is richard and they're called dick, so -- >> trevor: of course the name dick does not embarrass him! this man does not play by our rules, people! he's walking around new jersey with a falcon on his arm, a hunting falcon! what is he catching? rats? who is this person? is he catching his neighbor's poodle? what is he doing with a falcon? who is this person is this now, the clifton city council will vote on dick street next tuesday and the people will make their voices heard and we at "the daily show" wanted to be a part of that so we sent jordan klepper to get a firmer grip on the story.
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( cheers and applause ) >> trevor, i'm in new jersey at the center of controversy where the wholesome p people of elseworth are fighting not to be associated with the sick perverts of dick street. i went straight to the outraged residents of ellsworth street to see the situation on the ground. >> we don't want to change the name. >> i think they should leave the name the way it is. my street name is dick street. >> you're laid back. off light quan in your window. don't you think it would be cool to live on dick street in. >> no, not for me. >> i left ellsworth and went to dick street where the locals were proud of the name. >> dick street, i lived here all my life. >> why do you think people don't want to be associated with the dicks over here. >> what's the big deal? is it going to kill you? housing's always changing, everybody's doing this and that today. >> what are you talking about? >> that changed. that used to be like that. >> okay. but back at ellsworth, the
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locals were still outraged. >> i would assume city hall would change the name to something different than dick street, because if i need to sell the house, what do you want me to tell people, i live on dick street? >> is there a better name for the street. >> we don't want the dick at the beginning. >> would you take the dick at the end? >> i have a daughter. if someone asked my daughter, where do you live? on dick street. >> if i said i live on big willie street. >> fine. >> johnson. >> fine. >> wang. >> fine. >> penis. >> no. >> ball street. >> nope. >> old man street? >> old man street, yeah, it's fine. >> perfect. thanks to obama's inspiring call to action, the citizens of soon-to-be dick street won't take this lying down. >> trevor: hard work, thank you, jordan. we'll be right back. ( cheers
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( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: welcome back to "the daily show"! my guest tonight is the director whose documentary "o.j.: made in america" is currently nominated for an academy award. >> o.j. was just one of those things you kind of dismissed the brother as a lost cause. his voice was moot on any issues that related to black people and our salvation, police brutality, all of those things. he was just a non-entity. >> i don't know that he felt he was sacrificing what other people thought he was. but you're sacrificing who you are, who you were raised to be.
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>> trevor: please welcome ezra edelman! ( cheers and applause ) ♪ welcome to the show. >> great to be here. >> trevor: first of all, congratulations on your oscar nomination. >> thank you. >> trevor: that is exciting. and i think it is really well-deserved. it's an amazing story because it doesn't just talk about o.j. everyone almost knows the o.j. story but nobody knew the o.j. story. let's talk about the framing and what you realize in this. you talk about how o.j. and what happened to him could not be separated with how, especially in los angeles, black people were dealing with race and with the police and the way they were treated. did you know this when you started the documentary? or was it something you discovered when you were making the film? >> it's why i wanted to make the documentary. i feel like when you watch documentaries and other things that have been done by o.j., you get this regurgitation of the trial and the murder and maybe get a clip of rodney king
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getting beaten and running with the football and that's the context you get. but when you look at the issues brought to bear in the trial and what ended up happening in terms of how we aligned ourselves with him during the trial, why people responded the way they did to the verdict, it all that is anti-seedents in this very real historical context for african-americans in los angeles and the country as a whole. for me, i'm telling the two stories because you need to understand the history and emotionally engaged with the struggle with people to get why people were so aligned with him during the trial. >> trevor: it's interesting that you bring that up because a lot of people remember it as black people that day were cheering for o.j. because he got away with murder. you argue something different, though. >> well, i mean, they weren't cheering a guy who went -- you know, a murderer going free. they were cheering, you know, for a victory in the criminal justice system which,
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historically, in los angeles, has not been fair. they were sort of in -- that speaks to everything that the trial became. >> trevor: yeah. >> so, again, it's almost -- me, i'm thinking of the chris rock joke, black people too happy, white people too sad. >> trevor: yeah. >> but there was a profound misunderstanding to this day when people look at that reaction and they go, how can they cheer a murderer going free? that's not what they were cheering. this was a moment as reverend murray says in the doc, you know, you don't get these moments very often, so when you get a moment, seize the moment is that here's what it was, though, it was a moment, and when you look at that story, you go, this was insane for so many reasons. one, it could be argued the "o.j.: made in america" trial was the reason we have 24-hour news today.
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that's the first time they reported on something become 24 hours a day. did you realize that making the film? >> i think we realized living through it at the time. that was definitely a transformational event in our culture. when you think of all the shows, all of a sudden we were covering this trial every day and figuring out a way to come up with stories that were titillating in some form. it's when news became business and not just news because this was a story that we spoke to everything we lose our mind over in american society. it was a story about murder and sex and it's sports and its celebrity and that's what we sort of ended up focusing on, versus, oh, no, there was a real criminal trial here about these bigger issues. so, yeah, i mean, i think that when you say that's when the 24-hour news cycle began, i think that's a very real thing that did happen. >> trevor: you know when you
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watch the story, are there moments where you can draw parallels between what happened with o.j. and to a certain extent to what we're seeing now? >> when you say "now," what does that peen? >> trevor: with the president of the united states. with the -- i don't know if you noticed, there's a guy -- >> a narcissist? >> trevor: there's -- i don't know what he is. >> a sociopath? >> trevor: a donald trump is what he is. >> a donald trump, yeah. >> trevor: but, i mean, you look at that story, everything you said you said titillating, the stories of sex and celebrity and crime and so on, and you look at donald trump's life, and in many ways that's what donald trump's life has been. >> there is a story about the scourge of celebrity and sort of the failing of our values in this that sort of i see playing out with trump. >> trevor: you can't even escape it. just like with o.j., you go, i'm not going to watch this. and it's in everything. in the grammy, it's in the performance or speech. the patriots, they say they have
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the same chance of winning as donald trump. we see everything going back to drumplet is it too far? is there a solution? ( laughter ) >> i mean, look -- ( laughter ) one thing i am heartened by, look, we made an eight-hour movie, and in this sort of age of, you know, increasingly small, short attention spans -- >> trevor: yeah. >> -- people have engaged. people have watched. they might have come to the movie because they wanted to see the bronco chase, they wanted to see a movie about murder and sex, but, you know, we told a story about this really fraught history between the black community and the los angeles police department, we told an important story about race and celebrity in america, identity, domestic abuse, the criminal justice system, and people watched it, and that says something. so i'm going to hang my hat on that. >> trevor: you've done a great
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job. ( cheers and applause ) "o.j.: made in america" can currently be seen on watch the espn and hulu. ezra edelman, everybody. ( cheers and applause ) ♪ to err is human.
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