Stewart: Pols ‘Do Whatever It Takes’ To Save Lives, Unless It’s Here In America (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart broke the bad news that “we’re all gonna die” on Thursday’s “Daily Show.”

The comedian played a montage of clips warning Americans of the threat of ISIS, Ebola, and “porous” borders.

“While the number of deaths from those things can be counted on two Simpsons’ hands,” Stewart said, “what are we gonna do about it?!”

He aired more clips of politicians declaring that the government must do “whatever it takes” to protect American lives before showing that officials do the opposite when it comes to the dangers Americans actually face: heart disease, a lack of medicaid coverage, gun violence and the threat of climate change.

“All we keep hearing is we must do whatever it takes to save American lives unless it’s stopping the things that are actually killing Americans,” Stewart said. “For some reason, in this country, we’re only afraid of bad things entering our country. Crossing our sacred borders when our shelves are already so stocked with bad shit. It’s like people are saying, ‘When I die, I want to know my preventable death has a label on it that says ‘Made in America.'”

Watch below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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