Gutfeld: Stewart Is Right About Trump for the Wrong Reason
In a recent interview, liberal comedian Jon Stewart blamed the rise of Donald Trump on the failure of Democrats to make government seem like a force for good.
"The door is open to an a------ like Donald Trump because the Democrats haven't done enough to show to people that government that can be effective for people, can be efficient for people," the former Daily Show host said on a podcast.
Greg Gutfeld said in tonight's monologue on The Five that Stewart was right in blaming liberals, but he got the reason wrong.
"It's not because of their failed attempts at governance," he said. "It's the left's innate anti-Americanism, as reflected in Stewart's mockery of our country's previous greatness.
Perhaps if Stewart had been less insulting about the country that made him beyond rich, there would've been no need for that 'Make America Great Again' hat at all."
Gutfeld says that Trump's appeal was never about immigration or assimilation.
"It's been the sense that the country has lost the will to sell itself to people who come here. We could never tell new arrivals that America was great, for that violated the liberal decree that Stewart himself championed."
Watch the monologue above.