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"Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect... or not": Jon Stewart finally addresses the elephant in the room

After taking a week off from the show, Jon Stewart wasted no time weighing in on the Trevor Noah kerfuffle

Colin Gorenstein
April 7, 2015 4:56PM (UTC)

After returning to "The Daily Show" after a week-long hiatus, Jon Stewart wasted no time addressing the "elephant in the room" -- his successor Trevor Noah and the Internet firestorm that erupted over a handful of sloppily executed tweets -- on Monday's show.

"I think, without hesitation, Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect… or not, just as I earned your respect… or did not," Stewart said.


Stewart went on to explain that it it's a two-way street and that viewers must “give him an opportunity to earn that trust and respect.”

Watch the clip below:

Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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