The subject was conservatives’ newfound adoration of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who, unlike the President, shows the proper hostility toward the Islamic State terror group (despite Obama launching roughly 2,000 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria).
“Ultimately what the right is saying is, ‘why can’t Obama be more like this powerful Muslim king?,'” Stewart said. “Which is weird.”
“Because, if I may say, that’s also been their biggest complaint about Obama!” Stewart said, rolling clips of Fox News hosts and guests calling the President a literal “king” and suggesting an unsavory allegiance to Islam.
“I thought you liked that!” Stewart shouted, pointing out that other conservatives, such as Rep. Louie Gohmet (R-TX) and Rudy Giuliani, have praised Egyptian dictator Gen. al-Sisi and Vladimir Putin, respectively.
“It’s kind of ironic, because if President Obama started acting more like any of the guys whose leadership you admire, pretty sure I know the first place he’d shut down,” Stewart said, flashing an image of the Fox News logo on screen.