Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, issued a surprising monologue on Tuesday after it was reported that countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had refused to take phone calls from President Joe Biden to discuss potential oil deals.
The White House has officially denied that report, but the self-appointed funny-man news commentator said that regardless of if the story is true or not, under President Donald Trump, something like that never would have happened because of the former president’s unpredictability. He also poked fun at Biden’s bedtime schedule.
On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Biden White House began calling countries like Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss potential oil deals to help offset the banning of Russian oil from American markets. Rather than increase drilling at home, the Biden team wanted to purchase oil from those Persian Gulf nations, according to the paper.
“The White House unsuccessfully tried to arrange calls between President Joe Biden and the de facto leaders of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as the U.S. was working to build international support for Ukraine and contain a surge in oil prices, said Middle East and U.S. officials,” the WSJ reported.
“Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the U.A.E.’s Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan both declined U.S. requests to speak to Biden in recent weeks, the officials said, as Saudi and Emirati officials have become more vocal in recent weeks in their criticism of American policy in the Gulf.”
The only problem is that they allegedly did not answer, and because of that, Noah slammed Biden for the “embarrassing” story.
“You have got to be kidding me,” Noah said after a brief montage of news reports regarding the story. “Apparently, Saudi Arabia won’t even pick up the phone for the President of the United States.”
“I mean, look, I know it’s hard to arrange those calls. You know, Riyadh is eight hours ahead. Biden is asleep by 4:00 p.m.,” Noah said, making fun of “Sleepy Joe” and his sometimes light schedule. “It’s a narrow window to make it work, but still.”
“That must have been really embarrassing for Biden. Can you imagine? He phones them, and they don’t pick up,” he continued before noting the White House rejected the story.
On Thursday, The Washington Examiner reported that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said, “There were no rebuffed calls. Period,” when asked about the Journal story.
Nonetheless, Noah said, “You can say what you want, but this would have never happened to Donald Trump. Never.”
Noah’s monologue sounded surprisingly conservative. It is similar to what Republicans have been saying about Trump and Biden for years.
Immediately after the story that Gulf leaders would not answer Biden’s phone calls this week, New York Congressman Lee Zeldin (R), tweeted that it was a “TOTAL EMBARRASSMENT!”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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