Starbucks recently unveiled their new holiday cups, which feature a Christmas-friendly red and green color scheme. But the stark containers, now devoid of seasonal images like snowflakes and reindeer, are apparently not Christmas-y enough for GOP hopeful Donald Trump, who called out the coffee chain at a Monday rally in Springfield, Illinois. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah weighed in on the insanity during Tuesday’s episode.
“I’m sorry, none of the usual Christmas markings?” he asks in the clip. “The cups are red and green – those are the colors of Christmas. They didn’t make the cups red and green in honor of stoplights or to remember the time Kermit got a rash.”
The widespread Starbucks boycott has been traced back to self-labeled social media personality/”evangelist” Joshua Feuerstein, who proclaimed via Facebook that the company “REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus.”
“He’s actually a guy on the Internet who goes around getting fake-mad about hot-button issues,” Noah says. “Then he posts them to his Facebook page, hoping to attract the attention of gullible people who might amplify his stupid message.”
Cut to a clip from Trump’s Illinois rally, during which the presidential candidate strikes while the outrage iron is hot. Before pointing out that he has “one of the most successful Starbucks in Trump Tower,” he endorses a nationwide boycott before telling the delighted audience, “If I become president, we’re all going to saying, ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”
“What the hell is going on?” a bewildered Noah asks. “I feel like I’m watching the most backwards Christmas movie ever. The rich, out-of-touch businessman is the one who’s trying to save Christmas. It’s all mixed up. Next thing you’ll have a poor orphan boy on crutches being like, ‘Santa, screw you and your stupid horses with horns! Atheism rules!'”