After a week of hearing Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson talk about rallying people to charge a mass gunman, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah realized on Thursday night’s episode that Carson was much more likely to leave.
“If you’ve been recently murdered in a mass shooting, Carson has some constructive criticism for you,” Noah started.
At the beginning of the week, when asked what he would do if he was ever in a situation similar to the shooting at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, Carson suggested swarming the gunman. When asked how he developed this perspective, Carson told media he had been briefly held up at a “Popeyes organization.”
“Not a Popeyes restaurant, mind you, a Popeyes organization,” Noah said. “In case you’ve never heard of it, Popeyes is a little known charity that gives out fried chicken in exchange for money. Learn how you can give back at PopeyesGivesBack.org,” Noah said.
During the hold up, Carson told the gunman that he wanted the man behind the counter — not him.
“A guys pulls a gun on him and Ben Carson says, ‘Don’t shoot me. Shoot the guy behind the counter.’ This puts his perspective on mass shooting in a whole new light. He says he would try to get everyone to rush the gunman but I have a feeling it would be like ‘Hey guys, attack him,’ ” Noah said as he left the anchor desk.
Watch the clip, from Comedy Central, below: