Trevor Noah sticks a fork in Jeb Bush: "His campaign died as it lived: standing in an awkward silence, trying not to cry"

The Jeb Bush of "Daily Show" hosts says goodbye to the Jeb Bush for president campaign


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Brendan Gauthier
February 23, 2016 6:01PM (UTC)

Jeb Bush's departure from the GOP primary race is taking an understandable toll on late-night pundits, who will sorely miss Jeb's "please clap" refrains from the white noise of Republican mudslinging. Among those getting in their final Jeb! jabs was "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah.

"A wise man once said, 'If you love somebody, set them free,'" Noah began, with elegiac somberness. "His campaign died as it lived: standing in an awkward silence, trying not to cry."

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"You know what's so sad about this?" Noah continued. "We've gotten so used to Jeb failing, that we've all forgotten that, less than a year ago, everyone thought that he was too Bush to fail."

Following a Jeb! 2016 blooper reel, Noah added that "you should never feel sorry for Jeb Bush ... because he's not sorry for himself."

Watch the Jeb's "Daily Show" sendoff in full below:


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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