According to a new survey conducted by The Economist/YouGov, 53% of the people polled said they prefer Trump over Lincoln. That’s compared to 47% who chose Honest Abe.
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The results didn’t sit well with The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, who found the numbers laughable.
“Damn. Republicans like Trump more than Lincoln,” Noah said. “And knowing some Republicans, that makes sense. They’re like ‘Lincoln was a great president except for one thing he did. You know what I’m talking about.'”
TONIGHT: A new poll shows Republicans prefer the godfather of “alternative facts” over Honest Abe. pic.twitter.com/FWvFOSRthl
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) December 3, 2019
Despite what you may think, Noah wasn’t referring to slavery.
“I’m talking about the chin-strapped beard,” he joked.
The Comedy Central star then said Trump and Lincoln have more in common than politics.
“Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves and Trump freed Rudy Giuliani from Area 51,” he quipped.
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