Trevor Noah says that when he was about four-years-old his mom told him that when someone is racist towards him, he should take that racism, shake it in with the love of Jesus and send it back to them.
Noah’s mom is a Xhosa woman, while his father is Swiss German. While growing up, he was confronted with a lot of racism, even up until recently in the United States when a man called him the N-word.
On Son of Patricia – which started showing exclusively on Netflix on Tuesday – Noah starts off his set with hilarious events that unfolded recently on a trip to Bali where he had “an authentic Bali experience”.
He calls Trump an emotional paradox.
“Logically, I can process him. But emotionally, I struggle. On one hand, I will admit, I wake up many days terrified that he is the president of the most powerful nation in the world. But I also wake up many days knowing he’s gonna make me laugh. There is terror and joy, and I don’t know how to feel. We are living through history. We are living through a time when we are all learning about the presidency at the same time as the president. That’s never happened. How wild is that concept?”
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Noah says he wishes that there was a rule in America that says “You can hate the immigrants all you want, but you don’t get to eat their food”.
“No Mexican food, no Caribbean food, no Dominican food, no Asian food – nothing. Only potatoes! No spice. And don’t forget that life without spice was so hard, it made white people travel all around the world to find it.”
He recalled the first time he went to get tacos for the first time with his friend in California from a food truck.
“I wasn’t comfortable with getting my food from an establishment that would not be there the next day. I feel like there is a certain amount of accountability that comes with permanence.”