Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” poked President Joe Biden after his phone calls were reportedly ignored by Arab leaders in recent days, adding they would not have done so if former President Donald Trump was still in office.
He said whether the rumors of the denied call are true or not it would have never happened to the former president.
“You have got to be kidding me,” Noah said. “Apparently Saudi Arabia won’t even pick up the phone for the President of the United States.”
He went on to ridicule the Saudi Arabia and UAE heads of state attempting to avoid the president’s phone call.
“But either way, man, there is no denying that Saudi Arabia isn’t playing ball with Joe Biden. And you know what, you can say what you want, but this would have never happened to Donald Trump. Never. No one was ever ignoring Donald Trump’s calls,” he argued.
“Yeah, because if you ignored Donald Trump’s calls, you didn’t know how he would respond. Maybe he would send an angry tweet, or maybe he would just like ban your country from everything. You don’t know,” the host said.
“That is why I bet in these situations, Biden actually wishes he could hire Trump to step in as ‘President Wildcard,’ you know, to keep everyone on their toes. Because if Trump was calling, you best believe the UAE (United Arab Emirates) will be racing to pick up the phone,” he said.
“’Mr. Trump, we’re here, we’re here, hello,’” he said, mocking whoever would have picked up the phone call.
“Too late Ahmed you made me wait two rings, we are bombing the UAE and UFC just in case,” he said, imitating the former president’s voice.
The report that Arab heads of state ignored Biden’s call came in the context of Biden attempting to convince those countries to ramp up oil production to compensate for the Russian oil ban he imposed earlier this week amid spiking prices.
While Republicans have taken shots at Joe Biden for weeks over rising energy prices, oil and gas have now risen to a point where even Democratic lawmakers are pressing the president.
The Democrat criticism especially ramped up after reports earlier this week the Biden administration was seeking to replace embargoed Russian oil with crude from other authoritarian regimes including Iran and Venezuela.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), who is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, argued that the U.S. should “not be trading in one tyrant for another to meet America’s energy needs.”
“We need to blow a hole in the Russian economy. We need to lower gas prices for American consumers. Everything should be on the table,” he said in an interview. “But I don’t support strengthening one dictator to hurt another. And I don’t think you’ll see us do that.”