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Trump Painted as a Tragic King Lear and Late-Night Comics Run With It (Video)

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah reacts to the latest revelations about Donald Trump. (Photo: ScreenCap)

Donald Trump has finally had someone pull back the curtain on his administration and it isn’t pretty. The president was portrayed as a ranting King Lear in an anonymous article in The New York Times, which appeared to mirror the contents of Bob Woodward’s new book.

Trump’s reaction only seemed to confirm that he’s an undisciplined, raving mad men.

You may recall (sure you do) William Shakespeare’s tragic play. It focuses on King Lear’s descent into madness. He falls for the continual flattery of his two scheming daughters until he gives away his kingdom with consequences for all.

Trump has always been viewed, at least by critics, as a loose cannon” and likely corrupt. But the senior administration official who wrote The Times piece went further. He called Trump amoral.

As “The Daily Show’s” Trevor Noah points out, that means the public has only seen “Trump Lite.”

“There’s a secret group of people within the White House actively working to curb President Trump, which is wild, because this means this whole time we’ve been dealing with the watered-down version of Trump,” Noah quipped.

“You’re telling me that this is the better version?” he added. “Like I thought this was the peak of crazy, this is Diet Trump? This is what you’re saying?”

Yep, that’s basically the message.

Check out the reaction below from Noah, Seth Myers, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert to see late night television’s reaction to the revelations.

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