Since his retirement from cricket, he has remade himself into a socially conservative, nationalist politician.
So, we’ve got a celebrity-turned-politician who has been accused of sexual harassment and uses brash rhetoric in front of massive crowds. Sound familiar? The Daily Show thought so and ran a segment on Tuesday night comparing him to Donald Trump.
The Daily Show wasn’t the first to draw the comparison — which is pretty superficial tbh — but people are MAD that they made it.
First of all, as some of the prime minister’s fans pointed out, Khan — unlike Trump — is not new to politics. He has more than 20 years of political experience and has served in the National Assembly twice.
They also pointed out that — unlike Trump — he has done some genuine philanthropic work.
A lot of people thought Noah had taken various comments about Khan out of context and that the piece as a whole was poorly researched.
Some people, though, felt like Noah had gotten it right. For one, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, who is the daughter of a former prime minister and a former president of Pakistan, said it was “hilariously true.”
But no matter how you feel, you can’t deny that they do have at least one thing in common:
Otillia Steadman is the world news operations manager for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.