The Daily Show's Jon Stewart is ecstatic that Donald Trump has entered the 2016 presidential race, given all the hilarity the eccentric billionaire will surely bring to the campaign trail — starting with his entrance on an escalator to his big announcement on Tuesday.
"I'm just really happy — a billionaire vanity candidate taking the escalator to the White House," Stewart said. "I haven't seen an entrance that majestic since my friend met me at the Gap after grabbing an Orange Julius."
Stewart: "America's id is running for president"
Stewart reviewed some of Trump's most ridiculous quotes from the announcement. One particularly offensive example: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best [sic]. They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
"'I'm saying, Benefit of the doubt, uh? They can't all be rapists — it's not probable,'" Stewart mocked Trump. "This guy just no-disrespected our southern neighbors at his presidential announcement: 'You're a bunch of drug dealers and rapists. No disrespect.'"
He added, "This is amazing. America's id is running for president. Trump is the part of your brain that's like at 3 am going, 'Let's go take a shit in a mailbox. Come on, who's going to know?'"
But overall, Stewart's reaction can best be summarized in one line: "Thank you, Donald Trump, for making my last six weeks my best six weeks."