It’s 2019, and the U.S. President Still Thinks a Cold Snap Disproves Global Warming | The Daily Show

It’s 2019, and the U.S. President Still Thinks a Cold Snap Disproves Global Warming | The Daily Show

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This week there have been
a ton of stories developing every day. Congress is trying to avert
another shutdown, Britain is still on the brink
of a disastrous Brexit, and Venezuela is inching closer
to civil war. But nobody cares
about any of that today, because it’s too damn cold. Cities across the Midwest
are scrambling to protect people
from this deadly polar vortex that is blasting the region with what is called
the “coldest air in decades.” Plunging to as low
as 70 degrees below zero in some cities. It’s so cold outside,
the U.S. Postal Service, which almost never
stops delivering, suspending service
in 11 Midwestern states because of safety concerns. We can’t say it enough.
Before it’s all said and done, the windchill here
will feel like it’s 50 to 60 degrees below. So if you can stay inside,
please do so. It’s important. Yeah, we’re all inside
because we’re not idiots. Why are you outside, newsman? You know, seriously,
I never get why reporters have to go into the bad weather
to warn us about it. Like, just tell us
from the studio. We believe you. Like, if you’re sitting at the
desk and you tell me it’s cold, I’m not sitting at home like,
“Is it, though? -Let me see your nipples.”
-(laughter) They don’t do this
for any other type of story. They’re never like,
“Earlier today, a man was shot in the leg,
and it looked like this.” Bam! “Aaah!” But the point is,
it is incredibly cold in America right now.
Like, super cold. It’s so cold that I looked
in the mirror this morning and told myself
to go back to Africa. We’re talking minus 70. Anytime you’re
in negative numbers, you know the thing’s
out of hand. ‘Cause you realize
when they made zero, they thought that
would be the lowest. That’s why it’s zero. If they
thought there was gonna be anything lower, then they
would have made that zero. But somehow
we are way below zero. In fact, right now America might
be the coldest place on Earth and beyond. NEWSMAN: People in the Dakotas
and Northern Minnesota saw windchills plummet
to minus 50. That’s colder
than the top of Mount Everest. NEWSWOMAN:
Colder than Antarctica, Siberia and Mount Everest. It will be colder in Chicago
than it is in Antarctica -or Alaska or the North Pole.
-NEWSMAN: Combined. Believe it or not,
at times it’s actually colder in some parts of the country
than the surface of Mars. Goddamn. Colder than Mars? I guess… I guess
that means it’s really cold? ‘Cause I-I got to be honest,
I have no idea -what the weather is on Mars.
-(laughter) If I had to guess,
I would be like, “It’s sandy? Is that a weather?
Is that a thing?” I don’t understand
why they do this on the news. Why are you using Mars
as a reference point? None of us have been there.
“It’s colder than Mars.” “Oh, yeah, I spent summer
on Mars. It was really cold.” I don’t know what’s happening
on other planets. I barely know about anything
on Earth, and I live here. You could tell me Mars
was named after Bruno Mars, and I’ll be like,
“Yeah, makes sense. Yeah, he’s a popular guy.” Like, the news is
always explaining things with the most random
comparisons. “An asteroid is headed
towards the Earth, and it weighs
as much as 5,000 elephants.” That’s not helpful
to anyone, okay? No one knows
how heavy an elephant is. Like, well, I mean,
Americans don’t. ‘Cause in Africa, we measure
everything in elephants. It works for us. Like… Yeah, we’ll be just be like,
“As you can see, “this is a very spacious
property, 40 elephants big, ah? “And it has
a baby hippo Jacuzzi. “And I know
what you’re thinking– “this probably costs
three tigers. No. There’s no tigers
in Africa, you racist.” Yeah, and, uh,
if you don’t understand what “colder than Mars” means,
don’t worry, because maybe a few scientific
demonstrations will help. This is a clear piece of glass. As you can,
got some water in my hand. I’m gonna pour it on here.
You see that? Look– it’s gonna freeze
instantly. You see it crystalizing
right there. This cold is absolutely no joke. I’m gonna pour a little water
on Barbie’s hair. We’ll give it a few seconds… and you’ll see how fast her hair
is going to freeze out here. One man actually turned
this super-frozen banana into a makeshift hammer. -(laughter)
-Okay, this… this, um, this didn’t
teach me how cold it is, but it did teach me
how weird this guy is. His wife is probably like, “Honey, can you shovel
the driveway?” And he’s like, “I can’t.
I’m testing different fruits “to see if they can be hammers. And after that I’m building
a birdhouse out of kiwis.” Now, it goes without saying, most of us are miserable
when it’s this cold. But, apparently,
there’s one group that is having a blast
right now: the police. TV REPORTER: A sheriff’s
department in Minnesota using the cold to freeze
a uniform in place so it stands on its own. MALE TV REPORTER: Yeah,
meanwhile some police officers in Central Illinois
say they’ve caught -the criminal responsible
-♪ Let it go ♪ -for this brutal weather.
-♪ Let it go ♪ FEMALE TV REPORTER: And they’re
not letting her go. MALE TV REPORTER: Elsa,
the snow queen from Frozen -was taken into custody.
-♪ Let it go. ♪ TV REPORTER: Police in Missouri
asking criminals to take a break because
it’s too cold to fight crime. That’s right. It’s so cold that the police
are sending out tweets just asking criminals to please
not commit any crimes, yeah. They’re basically
just asking the criminals to stop the crime for them,
which is ridiculous. What’s next? Are they just gonna
ask people to arrest themselves? just gonna be like,
“Yeah, we’re gonna mail you “a self-arrest kit,
it’s got a Miranda rights, “uh, handcuffs, some drugs
to plant on your yourself, “and a bodycam, but whatever
you do, don’t turn it on, okay? “(laughs) It causes more trouble
than it’s worth. Just keep it off, trust me.” But look,
it is dangerous outside. It’s super cold,
so stay home if you can. Stay warm if you go out and if you see someone in need
please help them out. This is one of the most
vulnerable periods for anybody who does not
have a place to stay. Because right now,
there are millions of people in harm’s way. And yet even with that many
people effected, President Trump has found a way
to steal the spotlight. TV REPORTER:
The president sees this and it prompts him to tweet
the following: (TV reporter reading): Ah, some brilliant analysis from French Fry the Science Guy. Yeah, according
to the president, a cold snap is proof that global “waming”
isn’t real. Like, I’m just like,
Trump never stops. Even the coldest day
of the year, the rest of us are having
a brain freeze and he’s like, (mimics Trump):
“Nothing to freeze here. Firing on all cylinders.”

100 thoughts on “It’s 2019, and the U.S. President Still Thinks a Cold Snap Disproves Global Warming | The Daily Show

  • Isaac Cole Post author

    bars closed in Wisconsin

  • tipangawal11 Post author

    This motherfuckah Trump , don't even know what Global warming is,it brings Gold,Tidal waves,Fire,Elnino, even a Elephant meteor…. you stupid ignorant worst FUCKin President 🦌🐂

  • 4 Avenida Post author

    Ooooh Global Warming is freezing You!🤗😁🤣

  • Vanessa Alfa Post author

    global WAMING!

  • Subscribe to me Please Post author

    I applaud the man with the banana to be honest

  • Elizabeth Traver Post author

    it is summer in Antarctica right now–not winter! In June, it will be colder in Antarctica than the mid-West is now—it will be -100 degrees

  • SAKHIWE PIKE Post author

    i spent summer in mars it was really cold

  • Haweya Abdullahi Adan Post author

    Why blame Trump blame education system his needs refund

  • Bill Brinker Post author

    Trevor, I only watch your shows on youtube, only just to laugh at how stupid you really are

  • Bill Brinker Post author

    If you look in.he dictionary on the word Stupid, you will see a picture of Trevor there.

  • Debbie Dewberry Post author

    French fry the science guy! Globle wamming funny!

  • Elena-Iuliana 0o Post author

    -70 is like -21 Celsius 😆 in other countries that's nothing. But yeah, this weather sucks… And the fact that Trump says this has nothing to do with climate change is crazy. He's nuts 😑

  • IsmiteI Post author

    Fun fact: that‘s actually how the fahrenheit thermometer was created. Sounds ridicoulus? It is.

  • Alexander Corrigan Post author

    President Twitter fingers for the win. I literally wanna vomit on his shoes

  • Daniel Post author

    Here's a joke: Liberals complain about pollution causing global warming but liberal cities like LA and NY City are some of the dirtiest most polluted areas of the country. Mean while all the red States like Wyoming and Kansas have some of the cleanest air quality in the country.

  • Tara Jones Post author


  • Bishop Tower Post author

    It literally does you idiots. Just remember the old numbers scientists submitted.
    They said Florida would be under water by the year 2006 and that never happen. And we only added to co2 and emissions.
    You can prove global warming to me by showing we lost one inch of beach anywhere.
    Idiots you believe everything. As you open your wallet

  • Bishop Tower Post author

    That would mean one volcano could destroy the world. One volcano can produce in 1 day that we did in 100 years.
    Plus we were at the end of an ice age. Your going to try to stop that (good luck) but the whole earth used to be 103 degrees.
    Trust me if they could not make millions from it, it would not be an issue. Thanks idiots it’s fun to laugh at you

  • Aaron Carson Post author

    That's what happens when you earn the Queen of England's cold shoulder.

  • somebrowngirlonline Post author

    I don't think arresting Disney Icons is a solid solution to the weather, but okay

  • Floweritzell S Post author

    And to republicans that’s somehow the democrats and immigrants fault 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • owen kaiser Post author

    My county "banned crime" during the cold snap

  • Melati P Post author

    Around -50 C? that's crazy

  • Brandon Chitwood Post author

    Trevor's intro was rough in this segment.

  • Ismail Ivanov Post author

    You idiots will destroy the planet 😥😥😥

  • Lopa Post author

    "nothing to freeze here" Rofl !

  • Weebs Animation Post author

    I live in Texas and it just got a little chilly I'm sad😭😢🤣🤣👩🏽❄️🌨️🌨️🌨️🏂🏂 stay safe

  • Alexey P Post author

    just 2 be clear about coldest place on earth

  • Fires Sparkling Post author

    No one’s gonna talk about Elsa getting arrested? (And Let it Go’s stuck in my head now *puts on I want it all*).

  • Brijesh Patel Post author

    Disclaimer : I don't know whether global warming is real or not but I want as must as lands covered with plants and trees.

    Libtards think that only efforts by America to curb global warming ( probably a hoax ) will save the world and will also encourage other countries to do the same . Other countries will be like kiss my ass!!

  • Brijesh Patel Post author

    When libtards don't have any argument to prove themselves, just throw everything on global warming.

    If weather is hot, it's global warming.
    If weather is cold, it's global warming.
    If there are tornadoes, it's global warming.
    If there is hailstorm, it's global warming.
    If there is heat wave, it's global warming.
    Kiss my ass!!!

  • Carla Jordon Post author


  • Sylvester Maghanga Post author

    Hahaha, so it's global cooling

  • mikael karlsson Post author

    -27 is just monday in sweden in wintertime , you need to build real houses whith isolation in the walls .

  • Bucky Brown Post author

    TRUMP 2020

  • OrangeBurrito Post author

    [Everyone disliked that.]

  • Abebech Cohn Post author

    Someone can rob me with a water gun 😷

  • Rick TD Post author

    Man-made catastrophic global warming is a scam. Wake up you sheep !!!

  • Owen Fitzgerald Post author

    I knew it Trump would say, "WHAT GLOBSL WARMING?" ASSHOLE!

  • Ashok M A Post author

    Good that Elsa was white. Thus got arrested!

  • Gravestone999 Post author

    Trevor Noah: no ones been to mars
    Curiosity Rover: am I a joke to you?

  • Carol Dec Post author

    Oh my Gawd!!! How dumb is President Trump??? I'm shocked!!!😨😨😨 I mean he don't even know what is Global warming and he is a President.

  • trond boe Post author

    70 is nothing, pusy ppl

  • Bint Yahya Post author

    How can a person be THAT dumb? 😂

  • Tracy Hughes Post author

    Global warming melts the ice caps causing the circulation in the ocean that brings up warm air and water from the equator to the northern continents to go stagnate, so you end up with a drifting polar vortex that doesn't get pushed back north by the circulating warm air….
    Antarctica was about 50 degrees when i was there, it was minus 10 the same month in Connecticut, its summer in Antarctica when its winter in America, global warming also makes Antarctica warmer than America year round , temps used to be about 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit a 100 years ago in the summer, not 50

  • Celeste Simmons Post author

    Its literally the day after tomorrow coming true

  • Stefania Ogun Post author

    -70 wtf its the coldest temperature habitable in the world not even seberia os that cold

  • subscribe to me now Post author


  • Prashant D Post author

    Shouldn't it be no country for Hawt men/ women?!

  • Xetulg Gr Post author

    Colder than Siberia or Antarctica or Mars 😂they're just making things up. Not true ☝🏼

  • WAN AHMAD ATIQI Post author

    Dumb president at the end.

  • Daniel Popa Post author

    Coldest than Mars ? Wtf

  • Puff Cat Post author

    Welcome to Wisconsin.

  • Ayan Ray Baruah Post author

    I wish I could"Wammmm" him with the freezed hair barbie

  • DRK anime Post author

    3:50 look how hard the banana had become, you know what I mean

  • G Sterling Post author

    Nearly a million years of Antarctic ice core samples show that climate has always been warming or cooling, never stable. Mankind’s only option has always been to adapt to those changes over which we have NO control. So why squander the time, energy, ingenuity and wealth required for that incremental adaptation on reducing CO2, the  essential lifeblood of all green life on this planet?
    The toxic fantasy of man made global warming is truly a crime against humanity.

  • dots Post author

    bruh we had a week off school for the polar vortex it was great

  • n sane Post author


  • Daniele Di Lorenzo Post author

  • ヘタリアAliceKirkland 1226 Post author

    Visit the Philippines and you'll wanr to go back to cold America…I dare you

  • Erik Kjelland Post author

    You don't stay inside cause it's so damn cold, but because stupid cops tell criminals they will stay inside.

  • SEC Music Post author

    It's in the 90 degrees here in Cali…😂😂😂

  • Truck Taxi Post author

    Feels weird to watch this in the summertime

  • Tracy Hughes Post author

    when the ice caps melt, earth doesn't have a radiator anymore, so you get things like -70 in the midwest, because the circulation bringing up that warm air doesn't get brought up if its not cold enough at the poles, thats science dumbass, its called convection

  • David Braz Post author


  • Trisha Kashyap Post author

    I don't watch the news anymore – even the legitimate ones. Trevor's show tells me more than enough about current events

  • Samuel Jeffries Post author

    Not gonna lie I thought Mars was hot

  • Programmer Cat Post author

    So if they get something that beats the rest of the world they will compare and brag about it.
    It used to be the cold.

  • Juan Manuel Penaloza Post author

    In a few years it's gonna be Day After Tomorrow. Then who'll be the illegals…

  • O'Nalerona Dinkebogile Post author

    😂 3 tigers = 30 Rands

  • Nishant Sonuley Post author

    Thank you for sharing this. I hope people understand and take environment seriously. Isn't this part of climate change now? Similar thing may happen in coming years and we will not see the warning signs. This is getting really serious now. I am losing hope and pray children of the exhausted Earth will forgive us all.

  • Sigma Geranimo Post author

    It is coming……

  • SLEVIN SHAFEL Post author

    1:07 hahahaha

  • Eric Johnson Post author

    midwest better start copying west coast indoor farms

  • Abraham Wilberforce Post author

    She probably meant Mars the small village in the Ukraine.

  • gridsleep Post author

    Has it occurred to anyone (I'm sure it has but I have yet to read it anywhere) that Global Warming has become intentional? The Rich White People have discovered that they can get even richer and kill off global populations of brown people at the same time. Why would they not go for it? The RWPs will be safe in their gated luxury castles well stocked for a hundred years. Seriously. More money + exterminate brown people. Why would they not jump on that action? It's right up their alley.

  • Minkanon Kammel Post author

    I Denmark 0 is teh freezing point og water

  • kumar napoleon deka Post author

    Ohh god I can't stop laughing

  • Brenyatta Post author

    News Reporter: Hey, we need a field reporter to go outside to tell everyone about the fallout, from the nuclear bomb

    Field Reporter: Uhh, nope!!

  • Pritam Roy Post author

    Trevor Noah seems like a nice comedian but sometimes he's just plain dumb.

  • RoM Post author

    I like watching news stories about the winter in the middle of the summer it helps me feel cooler in this heat

  • Kaizad Sheshbaradaran Post author

    A summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) near the equator, but at night the temperature can plummet to about minus 100 degrees F (minus 73 C).
    BLEH!!!! so much for mars eh XD -73*C

  • Brandon Harris Post author

    Send the black guy out in -70…. Bet they all had a good laugh at that

  • SOVIETUNION _324 Post author

    Yea I remember that day school was canceled in omaha Nebraska for 2 days straight

  • bnikanor Post author

    Yeah where is global warming?

  • J'elica Post author

    So it is a NORMAL Wyoming winter? Kids go to school, adults go to work and the mail gets delivered there. News makes everything a big deal. Obviously, global warming is real, TRAINED PROFESSIONALS have been telling us for YEARS to protect the environment, we didn't listen and make changes. So why is it any surprise tRump doesn't? Congress and the House can act WITHOUT him, talk about the real idiots impeding progress!!!

  • WolfGamer007 Post author

    The cold is finally coming back no more global warming oh wait what oh its global waming

  • Cyber Punk Post author

    As much I tried to laugh….. this is actually scary….

  • Dwy 097 Post author

    See climate change is not true

  • Badgy Post author

    2:24 to be fair temperature around mars’s equator can reach 20 degrees celcius

  • Daniel Mora-lopez Post author

    Bring the cold back xd

  • Fusion illusions Post author

    Trevor please please explain what is going on across America and why police are so mean and nasty and they are killing , shooting and raping and harressing the very people that love America and it's laws.

  • Mauricio Sanchez Post author

    So global warming effect aint real? Hmmm

  • immortal men Post author

    and the summer after America's coldest winter.
    Europe had it's warmest summer


  • The Nothing Nobody Post author

    "When they made 0 because they thought that would be the lowest. That's why it's 0. If they thought there would be anything lower they would've made that 0."

    William Thomson bursts in through a wall "Did somebody say 0?!"

  • Valentino III Post author

    -70*? "Bundle up! The frost is here!"

  • Floyd Harrison Post author

    trevor is grewt but his writers suck.

  • everything I'm about to say is a lie Post author

    Lol OMG my husband and I have this thing about people using elephants as a weight measurement it kills me everytime lol that and how they use school buses for length

  • Carl oscar Johansson Post author

    Lol its not colder than the north pole. In the us its 20 celcius but in norway this winter it was 26 – and has been 50-

  • Loretta Thomas Post author

    The glaciers are growing!

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