Jon Stewart’s jaw dropped on Monday night when he heard that President Barack Obama failed to attend, or send anyone to, a rally for free speech in Paris following the deadly attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The host of “The Daily Show” couldn’t understand how the President skipped the rally given “how many world leaders he could’ve bowed down to and apologized to.”
“How could the U.S. not be there when representatives from such beacons of freedom and lack of censorship as journalist-punishing Russia was there?” he asked.
“Journalist-jailing Turkey was there!” he continued. “Egypt, ’nuff said! Palestinian cartoonist-jailing Israel was there!”
Stewart saved special praise for “our greatest ally” Saudi Arabia.
“A little out of breath, having just days ago flogged a blogger,” he noted, referencing the liberal journalist who on Friday was publicly lashed by that country’s ultra-conservative religious government.
Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central: