If only for a moment, Jon Stewart was forced to reconsider his decision to step down as host of “The Daily Show” on Thursday night.
It came in the middle of a standard segment skewering the GOP presidential field.
“You thought the Republican presidential dance card was full before, but the hits keep on coming,” Stewart began.
The host ran reports on former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) and former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) entering the 2016 presidential field, with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) not far behind.
“Guys, guys — I appreciate the effort,” Stewart said at the new opportunities for comedy. “But my mind’s made up, I’m leaving the show.”
But he was caught off guard of reports that real-estate mogul and comedians’ punching bag Donald Trump may run.
Stewart braced himself, appearing then to struggle with his decision to retire.
“I made up my mind,” he said between deep breaths.
“Maybe I’ll get a Twitter account,” he whispered, to applause.
Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central: