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Trevor Noah Goes After Jim Acosta for Trump-Kardashian Meeting Criticism

'Daily Show' host defended the president's convo on prison reform, but couldn't resist ripping into the commander-in-chief, too

Even liberals get annoyed with CNN every now and then.

Trevor Noah was in that position on Thursday night when he used his “Daily Show” platform to criticize CNN’s Jim Acosta for his sharp criticism of a one-on-one meeting between President Donald Trump and reality star Kim Kardashian.

Kardashian met with the president this week to discuss prison reform and to lobby for a pardon for a 63-year-old great-grandmother, Alice Marie Johnson, who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense.

Johnson has served over 20 years behind bars.

“She shouldn’t be here [at the White House] talking about prison reform,” said CNN’s Acosta in a rather elitist moment. He suggested this event wasn’t a “serious thing” worthy of the White House.

But Noah, a sharp critic of the president, took issue with that criticism — and mentioned on his show that Kardashian had a “legit” reason for meeting with the president. (Check out the video below.)

Noah, however, couldn’t let the moment pass without going for Trump’s throat as well.

“What could she [Kardashian] do to make him any worse than he [Trump] already is?” he joked.

Intelligent, common-sense reform is the goal. The constant harsh criticism of the sitting president has worn very, very thin by now.

PopZette editor Zachary Leeman can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter.

(photo credit, homepage image: Jim Acosta, CC BY-SA 2.0, by Gage Skidmore)

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