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guys, get a broom. let's clean this up. grab a broom. you heard me. mush. >> announcer: coming to you from new york city, the only city in america, it's "the daily show." tonight: beyonce arrives early. democrats get a win. and leila mottley. this is "the daily show," with trevor noah. ( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: what's going on, everybody? welcome to "the daily show." i'm trevor noah. thank you so much for tuning in. thank you for coming out in person. thank you so much. good to see you. good to see you. take a seat.
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please, take a seat. we have got a jam-packed show for you tonight. everybody lows joe manchin. america is a broke-ass bitch. and if you've heard the new beyonce album, you're going to jail! so let's do this people. let's jump straight into today's headlines. ( cheers and applause ). >> trevor: okay, all right. before we get into the big stories, let's catch up on a few other things that are going on. first up, in business news. jetblue has officially announced that it will buy spirit airlines for $3.8 billion. yeah, $3.8 billion. yeah. what's crazy is that spirit still charged them $30 for a carry-on bag. ( laughter ) but, i mean, this is a smart move for jetblue. you know, a lot of people are confused. they're like why? but it makes sense. as a business you want to diversify. why just be an airline when you can be both an airline and a
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flying port a potty. this is great. in entertainment news, the new beyonce album officially drops tonight at midnight, people! ( cheers and applause ) yeah! yeah, but somehow, the entire thing leaked online yesterday, 36 hours early. and you know what happens when someone betrays beyonce like this. she puts out a fire album about it. oh, i can't wait. i can't wait. no, but for real, though, leaking beyonce's album early is an outrage. it is unforgivable. and if any of you in this room have it on your phone right now, you better go ahead and air drop that to me. ( laughter ) finally, in some really exciting gaming news, we're finally getting a glimpse into "grand theft auto 6". and there are some really cool shit in it it. apparently the game will constantly grow as you're playing it. they will continue to add new
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missions. whatever job you you have, finish it up. ffor the first time ever "g.t.a" will have a female main character in the game. yeah, finally. i love this! ( applause ) this is so cool. finally, someone has broken the glass ceiling by driving through it with a lamborghini shooting uzis. it's going to get a lot of new people playing the "g.t.a." especially the supreme court. they'll be like, i get to control a woman's body? i'm in! i'm in! too soon? too soon? all right, anyway, let's move on to the big news of the day which is about the economy. what people in suits blame for why they can't pay you. "it's the economy, you understand." for the past year or so, as america began to emerge from the pandemic, its economy has been dragged down by soaring inflation. and today, everybody is debating one key question: is america in a recession? >> is the u.s. economy in a recession right now? well, not officially, but today,
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the bureau of economic analysis reported that our nat nation's s domestic product fell by .9% from april to june. that follows a 1.6% drop in the first qfort year. for many economists, a falling g.d.p. for two straight quarters equals a recession. however, the national bureau of economic research has not declared a recession. >> jerome powell said while consumer spending and production are slowing, unemployment remains near 50-year lows. that suggests the u.s. is not currently in a recession. >> i do not think the u.s. is currently in a recession. >> whatever we're in today, whether you want to call it a recession or not, doesn't feel like a natural recession, at least a classic recession as we have had in previous periods. >> trevor: oh! it's a recession! possibly! but buy everything! we're all going to die! at some point.
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america might be in a recession or not. some signs say no, but some signs say yes. as we found out today the gross domestic product has gone negative for two quarters in a row. and that's generally a sign that you are in a recession. you be, it's like when you say i love you to your partner and they respond, "great." ( laughter ) that's a sign that your relationship is in a recession. ( laughter ) and in case you're wonder yg they call is "gross domestic product," it's because most of the economy is pretty gross. you see, a big chunk of america's g.d.p. comes from steve bannon's onlyfans account. a lot of people don't realize this. and what's even more important to know is that the government is creating the slowdown in the economy on purpose to try and combat inflation, which we all know is out of control. spirit airlines is $3.8 billion. the other day it was worth $6.95. come on, people. the g.d.p. has fallen, but on the other hand, jerome powell says some parts of the economy are actually doing great, which
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means maybe we're not in a recession. that's what makes the economy so weird right now. it's bad, but it's also good. you know, basically the economy right now is "90 day fiance." you have to watch this show. oh, it's good. no, it's terrible. it's terrible. so it's bad? no it is so good, so good. all right, that's it for the headlines. but before we go to break it's time to dmek on all the latest social media trends with our very own ronny chieng, everybody! ( cheers and applause ) crazy, crazy, day. what's happening out there? is anything trending? >> what-- is anything trending? are you kidding me? are people still dumb? yeah, yeah. and, yes, things are trending, all right. that's what the problem is. we can't think for ourselves anymore because we can only talk about whatever is trending. >> trevor: ronny, i'm starting to feel like you hate social media. >> don't let my tone confuse
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you. i love the shit. i love this. why wouldn't we want to give every idiot in a world a platform for their stupid opinions. what's trending right now? hang on, before this, i just want to say a quick shoutout to the recession. love you man, let's go, recession! recessions. >> recession! >> trevor: no, no! don't encourage him. >> recession! recession. >> trevor: no, no, you cannot be rooting for a recession. come on, ronny. >> yes, i can. if it's going to wipe out the crypto( bleep ) boys, with th cartoon donkeys and dogecoin. they deserve a recession. this is going to be like noah's flood. wash everything away and let's rebuild. >> trevor: can you just tell us what's happening. you don't have a phone? there's only one thing trending today, okay, beyonce. that's right. ( applause ). let me tell you something-- when
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beyonce trends, everything stops. no one trends harder than beyonce. in fact, if you're i celebrity planning to die, wait until tomorrow, because no one's going to care today. no one's going to care. and the reason beyonce is trending is because her album leaked. it leaked, yeah. it leaked. an accidental leak. a little leak of the album there. this is publicity, all right? we all know the game. and guess what? it worked. trevor, man, why don't we do that. we should be leaking the show. here we are like idiots just releasing it monday through thursday like a bunch of boomers. we should be leaking this shit. leak the show. come on! leak it! yeah! ( cheers and applause ) get the kids talking. then, hey, maybe, maybe we go platinum, gliet ronny, we can't
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go platinum. we're a tv show. >> exactly. because we don't leak! okay, let's leak! leak. just try leaking once, okay. and bilet way, everyone who is mad it leaked, guys, this is a victimless crime. they probably made a billion dollars on this anyway by the leak. it's not about buying albums. nobody buys albums anymore. even jetblue would rather buy spirit airlines than buy an album, right? beyonce leaked this album on purpose for the hype, which is a great move, but no one will admit it because you can't say anything bad about beyonce in this country, right? because we live in like this fascism-- no, no, i love "lemonade." "all the single ladies." i love all that stuff. but she's human, all right. you can criticize god in this country but you can't criticize beyonce. >> trevor: ronny, i'm going to stop you there. this is blasphemy. i do not think beyonce leaked
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the album on purpose. don't you say that on my show. >> so you don't think she leaked on purpose. therefore, what, this is what, beyonce made a mistake? she made a mistake? you're saying beyonce is incompetent. >> trevor: no, no. >> is that what you're saying. >> i would never say that! >> see, even you. you're part of the problem right now. >> trevor: no! >> you can't even say something bad about beyonce. i dug through all your tweets, and this is the meanest thing you have ever said about beyonce. "where does beyonce come from. it's almost like she comes to visit us from heaven." this is you right here. right. >> trevor: yeah, that's ---- >> yeah, this is super edgy, speak truth to power, trevor noah here. you're like-- you're that north korean news lady. "our glorious leader has released--"" -- >> that's not fair, man. ronny, that is not true. >> it's not true? then say something bad about beyonce right now. >> trevor: what? >> say something bad about
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beyonce right now. prove it. prove yourself. do tdo it. ( laughter ) see, you can't even find the words. you can't even find the words. guess what? you don't have to do. i knew you couldn't do it. i'll do it. put the camera on me. camera one. i'll do it. beyonce, beyonce, you're too beautiful for your own good. you're that-- that's how it's done, right? i said it. yeah, i said it. that's you, trevor. >> trevor: wow. ronny chieng, everybody! ( cheers and applause ) when we come back, we'll be looking at the democrats. so don't go away. it
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( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: welcome back to "the daily show." you-- you might remember this. back when joe biden was elected, one of his biggest promises was the "build back be better" billa plan that promised to make everything in america better. it was going to rebuild the roads, fix the climate, reduce inequality, and it was even going to give you another shot with your high school crush. yeah. "this time i won't eat pruns before assembly." now, all of that depended on getting every democrats' vote in the senate. but there was always one senator who refused to play ball, joe
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manchin,. no matter what the democrats offered him, joe manchin was blocking all attempts, like an appalachian. it seemed joe biden's agenda, very much like joe biden himself, was basically dead. but then last night, this happened. >> new tonight, democratic senators joe manchin and chuck schumer announcing a deal on a bill that was all but dead. >> you almost never see this in washington. you never see washington surprised like it is this morning. democratic senator joe manchin announced he has struck a deal with senate majority leader chuck schumer. this is a major piece of legislation that they say would pay down the national debt, cut healthcare costs, fight climate change, and battle inflation. >> it is the product of secret negotiations over a package that, until yesterday, appeared to be dead. two weeks after walking away from a climate deal, west virginia democrat joe manchin embraced one last night with a compromise dubbed "the inflation reduction act of
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2022." >> trevor: i can't believe be it! joe manchin agreed to vote for a bill? which means democrats might actually get something done? ( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: am i dreaming? and if so, what a boring dream? ( laughter ) also, what a week for joe biden? first he defeated covid. then he defeated low expectations. look at you, joe, look at you. but, yeah, in a surprise announcement, joe manchin released a statement saying that he is on board with "build back better." except he's calling it "the inflation reduction act." i don't think anyone cares what it's called, as long as it's a good bill. he can call it the "everyone except joe manchin has a small dick act," and i won't care. i'll be like at least my dick will see a better climate.
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but i think-- i think this has taught us all an important lesson opinion everyone was so mad at joe manchin, calling him names, letting their anger take over, writing him off as a villain. and it worked. nice job, everyone. nice work. ( applause ) now, just to be clear, just to be clear, this bill isn't everything that joe biden once wanted, but it's still a pretty big deal. it lowers prescription drug prices, it forces big corporations to pay the taxes that they owe. but maybe the most important part bill is what it does to fight climate change. >> this would be the largest u.s. climate-change legislation ever. the centerpiece-- about $370 billion worth of clean energy tax incentives and grants, including $7,500 tax credits for many americans who buy electric cars. >> it's going to try to reduce carbon emissions by 40% by 2030. this was something that many
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senate democrats simply did not think would be included in any sort of legislation that they could get through. >> but it's not all green energy. in a win for joe manchin, the bill also opens millions of acres of public land for new oil and gas production. >> trevor: yeah, that's right. tons of money to fight climate change, but also, some fossil fuel stuff, too. you know, just to keep mother nature on their toes. ( laughter ) but overall, overall, this is a huge investment in alternative forms of energy-- wind, solar, and they're even going researching new forms of energy. nobody knows what it could be. yeah, in 10 years we could be charging our phones with the power of dance. yeah, yeah, ah! that's right. 7%, keep going. i got this, i got this. 10%. ( applause ) charge all our devices.
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( laughter ) i was just thinking, you know what's funny, is that if that does happen, some white people are going to be uncharging their phones. ( laughter ) ( applause ) it will be like, "what's happening? wait, why-- why am i losing power? what's going on here! i'm dancing. what's going on? what's happening here, what's happening?" but this is a huge win for the democrats. and obviously, obviously, please, remember, this is the democratic party, so there is still plenty of ways for this thing to fall apart, you know. qlhouse democrats could come out against it. kyrsten sinema could come out against it. but if it does get through this could be the legislative victory the democrats need to ride into the midterm and only lose the house by 200 seats. i believe in you democrats! stwa tuned, when we come back, leila mottley will be joining me on the show. don't go away.
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( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: welcome back to "the daily show." my guest tonight is poet and "new york times" bestselling author leila mottley. she's here to talk about her debut novel, "nightcrawling." please welcome leila mottley! ♪ ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> trevor: welcome to the show. leila mottley, welcome to "the daily show." >> thanks for having me. >> trevor: you cannot thank me and you are, by most people's accounts, the biggest rock star in the world of books right now. i mean, you're 20 years old. but then, i read the book, and i was like this is not possible. it's one of the most amazing books i've ever read. and i realize that oprah also thinks the same thing, and you were on your book club at 19. youngest book club for oprah ever. how are you doing this?
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"new york times" bestselling author, oprah book club. let's start with that before we get into the book. i need to understand how did you write a book like this. you started at 17. >> yeah, 16. >> trevor: oh. >> i'm an overachiever. what can i say. >> trevor: i love it, i love it. but you really have a beautiful command of not just the words but the storytelling in the book. what made you think, even begin to think, "you know what, i can write this book in a way everyone will connect with?" >> i think really it started with wanting to tell a story of teenaged black girls and give it the validity and respect i think our culture often doesn't give teenaged black culture, to have this rich nuanced place and have the complexity i think a lot of people don't expect out of young people. >> trevor: you did that 1,000 times over. ( applause ) and just give perspective those who don't know the plot. the book is about the main
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character, kyara, and you write a story that was inspired by one of the most haroing stories that america saw, and it involved a young girl in oakland who was victimized by the police department. just tell us a little bit more about that, and then how you thought of turning this into a novel that could tell a story for everyone. >> i mean, i'm always surprised to hear how few people know about this case. but in 2016 in the bay area a case broke where a young girl was sexually exploited by many different bay area police officers. i was a young teenager at the time. i was borned and raised in oakland and i-- ( applause ) and i remember being really struck by the way the media talked about this case and the disproportionate focus on how this case might impact the relationship between the police department and the community, might damage the trust, as though it was ever there in the first place. and i i think-- i was wondering what about this girl? you know, what about the impact for her, and the systemic harm to young girls, particularly
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girls of color, and this particular iteration of police violence that i think a lot of us don't often talk about. >> trevor: especially when it comes to sex work. you know, i learned things in this book that i don't think i actually knew. i don't think i concretely knew. they seem obvious but i didn't know. some of them are more haroing than others. you look at the history of sex work in america and you look at the exploitation of sex workers and nonsex workers and how often black women experience the worst atrocities at the hands of law enforcement, which is a strange world, you know, to find yourself in. the book seems like it's only going to be painful, and it really is. in parts you cry, and then you go on this journey. but it also seems like it's about hope. it seems like it's about resilience. is that something you worked to achieve? >> i mean, absolutely. i think we dehumanize black characters if we don't see them in their entirety, which means we have to see them in moments of joy, in moments of grief, in moments of, you know, mundane
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things like making pancakes or taking a nap. we have to be able to see that in order to see someone as human and invest in them and their world, really. >> trevor: you see that and you feel that. the main character-- and i don't want to spoil this radio-- i think everyone should read the book. we see her in a position where the world is not taking care of her, and yet she's able to take care of someone else. as we read through her journey, what i appreciated is how you so aptly encapsulate the experience of many black women, not just in america, but around the world, where they are expected to be the protectors, the providers, and the nurturers. and, yet, nobody seems to be doing that for them. >> there's this long history of black women and black girls being put into the role of caretaker and being kind of asked and forced into taking care of everyone around them, which implicitly makes it so that black women can't take care of ourselves. we don't think about ourselves first. and i really wanted in this book to show how black girls are vulnerable and allow us our
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fragility, allow us to be soft, allow us to be whole and complete people. >> trevor: it's a story. ( applause ) i think it's a beautifullistic not just because of how you've written it, which is truly amazing and because of the story it tells, but because it makes the character a human being. it is a bad time and a bad thing that is happening to a human who has so many more layers to them. you've written this book. everybody loves it. i mean, you're a poet as well. you're at the beginning of life and yet uniform korvgerred everything. what do you hope to achieve in your disorders telling going forward? >> i think i want to tell stories of black girl scmood what it means to have our narrative sidelined and i want to put those into our common idea of what this country is and who we are to each other. >> trevor: you have already done that. you'll do it even more.
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thank you for being on the show. >> thank you for having me. >> trevor: "nightcrawling" is available now. okay, we're gonna take a quick break, but we'll be right back after this.
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( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: well, that's our show for tonight. but before we go, don't miss the premiere of "hell of a week with charlamagne tha god." it's been a week, and he's about to take it down. and it starts right now, so don't move! like right now! now! watch it! until next time, stay safe out there and remember, recession are a lot like a monster under your bed. if you ignore tit will probably kill you in your sleep. now here it is, your moment of zen. >> the biden white house waving
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off recession talk. >> don't expect anyone in the biden administration to use the "r" word. >> everyone is hearing the "r" word. >> it's echoing louder and louder. >> you know it say damn shame that crime has gotten so bad in this country that a pastor can't even live stream his sunday sermon while wearing a million dollars worth of jewelry in the middle of can ds arsi brooklyn in front of a poor, starving congregation week after week without worrying about being robbed. you know what they say, the lord giveefh and [bleep] takeseth away. i go by the name of charlamagne tha god, it's been a hell of a week. let's get it. captioning sponsored by comedy central


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