The Daily Show: Bush In Africa

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Jon Stewart and Senior White House Correspondent John Oliver discuss Bush's recent trip to Africa.

STEWART: How was the trip otherwise?

OLIVER: Well, everywhere the President went, he was greeted by cheering crowds and strangely non-burning American flags. There was genuine heartfelt affection for the President.

STEWART: Well, he’s spent…this president has spent 15 billion to fight AIDS in Africa, 1.2 million to fight malaria, Bono says he’s the best president for Africa, ever. He’s saved millions of lives.

OLIVER: Yeah, it’s true…President Bush has actually done a lot of good for Africa. Good. He’s done a lot of good. Bush has done good. He’s done good. President Bush has done good. I did just say “good” then, right?

STEWART: You did say “good.”

OLIVER: I kept saying “bad” in rehearsal, it’s force of habit, I suppose.

STEWART: It’s hard for you to accept that the President has done something admirable?

OLIVER: Well, it’s just [stammers] What’s his angle? He’s not running for reelection. There’s no ulterior military objective. He’s got no chance of becoming King of Africa. What the HELL is going on?

STEWART: Maybe he’s just trying to do something good in a difficult part of the world.

OLIVER: No! No! That makes it worse! Over the past seven excruciating years I’ve come to terms with the President being incompetent. The fact that we now know that he’s capable of doing good all along and has simply chosen not to, that really burns!


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