Hillary Clinton put Donald Trump on the spot during Monday’s first presidential debate, confronting her Republican rival about his treatment of former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, whom he used to call “Miss Piggy.” Alarmed by Trump’s behavior, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah on Wednesday decided to review Trump’s history of public comments about women.
“He doesn’t just treat beauty pageants like beauty pageants,” Noah said. “In fact, during the campaign, he treated his fellow candidates like they were running for Ms. President.”
Noah showed clips with anchors addressing Trump’s comments about Hillary Clinton (he said she didn’t have “the look to be president”) and his former rival in the Republican primaries Carly Fiorina (“Look at that face — would anyone vote for that?” he asked). The comments can go in the opposite direction when Trump’s not criticizing opponents. Case in point: A young woman once asked him for a job in front of a group of people, and he shared an anecdote about a time he hired someone based solely on their looks.
“I had a case, it’s very interesting, a beautiful girl who was 17 or 18, and applied to be a waitress. So beautiful,” Trump explained in a clip. “She’s like a world class beauty. My people came, they said, ‘Mr. Trump, she has no experience.’ So I interviewed her anyway because she was so pretty. I said, ‘Let me ask you, do you have any experience?’ She goes, ‘No, sir.’ I said, ‘When can you start?'”
“So I guess now we can stop speculating about what Trump’s Supreme Court would look like,” joked Noah as a shot of models popped up. “Only difference is, no lifetime appointments. After 35, you’re gone.”
Noah decided to take a “creepy” turn to further illustrate his point, airing video of an interview from the ’90s in which Trump compares his daughter Tiffany to his then-wife Marla Maples.
“Let’s be honest here, folks: There’s only one pig in this whole story,” Noah later said, “and it’s the one who got slaughtered at the debate on Monday.”
Watch the clip below.