In the wake of the recent Republican debate on CNBC, the GOP candidates took a time-out from the constant bickering and name-calling to form a unified front and create a list of demands for future debates. On Tuesday night’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah teased the tough-talking Republican party for their attempts to “babyproof” subsequent debates by removing lightning rounds and “gotcha” questions. “What happened at that CNBC debate that transformed the crew from The Expendables into the cast of Scooby-Doo?,” Noah asked.
The Republicans’ requests range from keeping the debate hall a cool 67 degrees to prevent noticeable sweating to demanding that television cameras not show a candidate’s empty podium during a bathroom break. “Speaking of the bathrooms, are you shitting me?” Noah said. “The candidates are seriously worried the viewers will know how much time they spend peeing? That request has to be for Jeb Bush. Everyone knows he’s pee-shy, I understand that. It’s not for Trump; he doesn’t even use the bathroom. He just whips it out and writes his name right there on the stage.”
Even Barack Obama joked about the Republicans’ debate demands. “Every one of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak, Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s gonna straighten out.’ … And then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators,” Obama told attendees of a Democratic fundraiser in New York Tuesday. “I mean, let me tell you: if you can’t handle those guys, I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you.”