"Trump wants America to be a plutocracy": Trevor Noah finds new vile quotes from the GOP front-runner

"If they can stay poor ... how smart can they be? They're morons"

Published March 11, 2016 1:01PM (EST)

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah last night opened up the "Trump Archive" and unearthed yet another vile nugget of Trump's past.

"Donald Trump has spent a lot of time boasting about his tremendous wealth ... And yet Trump has also managed to attract the support of many low-income voters" who, Noah said, appreciate Trump's apolitical frankness. "Finally a president with the guts to tell Mexicans that they are rapists."

"Among the poorest 50 counties in the U.S. that have voted thus far, Trump has won 45 of them," Noah added. "So what does Donald Trump really think about poor people who make up his base?"

Noah pointed to a cartoonishly villainous Trump quote from a 1999 New York Times opinion piece:

"My entire life, I've watched politicians bragging about how poor they are, how they came from nothing, how poor their parents and grandparents were. And I said to myself, if they can stay so poor for so many generations, maybe this isn't the kind of person we want to be electing to higher office. How smart can they be? They're morons. There's a perception that voters like poverty. I don't like poverty. Usually, there's a reason for poverty. Do you want someone who gets to be president and that's literally the highest paying job he's ever had?"

Noah added that, "In other words, Trump wants America to be a plutocracy."

"Normally slamming the intelligence of your own fanbase would destroy a candidate," he continued. "But, obviously, we know that's not going to happen to Trump. We just wanted to bring it to your attention because, one Trump is president, this segment will become illegal."

Watch the full segment, while it's still legal, below:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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