CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 12: Workers install the final letter for a giant TRUMP sign on the outside of the Trump Tower on June 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Many in the city are opposed to the sign including Mayor Rahm Emanuel who has called it tacky and tasteless. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 497496513
Jon Stewart took on the war between Donald Trump and Rahm Emanuel — and an oldish photo of the mayor — on Tuesday’s “The Daily Show.”
On Tuesday night’s “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart came out firing on the whole Donald Trump stamp — Rahm “tasteless sign” Emanuel feud. Stewart set up the segment, saying “As Americans, its our duty to take sides in every conflict . . . and now another battle looms.”
Then a quick montage of news reports later, he tore into the general ridiculousness that is the Donald Trump universe — and the magnificent and popular businessman’s penchant for reacting to ever mention of him anywhere in the media:
“Do you have to answer everybody? How much time is there in a day? . . . Is there no slight small enough for you to just f- - - - - - let it go?”
The segment brought up Trump’s war of words with Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, a Pulitzer winner Trump referred to as “third-rate” while questioning whether Kamin had been fired (he had not, but had been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard for the better part of a year).
Stewart quickly set Kamin straight on the relative uselessness of laying out his bona fides, because for The Donald, Harvard and Pulitzer are useless: “The only name that impresses Donald Trump . . . IS HIS OWN NAME!”
He also summed up The Donald’s class generator in some fairly NSFW terms. But Stewart had some tough love again for us — not about pizza this time.
“I gotta say, Chicago, this is on you. Did you not realize he was gonna put his name on a building you let him build?”