From the confines of his home, Noah spoke about Thursday’s press conference, where Trump boasted that a malaria drug called chloroquine would soon be available as a coronavirus treatment. Moments later, however, FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn was forced to address reporters and promptly say they still had to do a large clinical trial to see if chloroquine would actually be effective against COVID-19.
“If I could cover my face with my hands I would, because this is the most embarrassing thing ever,” Noah cracked. “The FDA commissioner openly called the president out for making this shit up! … This would be like your mother commenting under your Facebook post like, ‘Just to be clear, Jeremy is not drowning in pussy — he’s currently in the basement playing Fortnite.’ “
Elsewhere in the episode, Noah spoke about how governors are stepping up to ease peoples’ financial burdens and chastised spring-breakers for partying with abandon during the pandemic. He also checked in with Daily Show correspondent and resident young person Jaboukie Young-White about how he was handling self-isolation. Young-White said he was basically stuck in a constant loop of Twitter and Instagram, prompting Noah to point out that’s how he normally spent his time at the office.
“Well, right, but the Wi-Fi at work is like so much faster,” Young-White deadpanned. “It’s actually been pretty hard on me. My retweet-to-like ratio is down by half.”