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>> from comedy central's world news headquarters in new york, this is "the daily show" with trevor noah. ( cheers and applause ) captioning sponsored by comedy central >> trevor: welcome to "the daily show"! i'm trevor noah. thank you so much for tuning in. we've got a great one today. our guest from the show "luther," idris elba is here, everybody. ( cheers and applause ) yes! but first, even now, details are still coming in about what happened yesterday in san bernadino. now it's a weird situation because at first, it appeared to be a workplace shooting, and now the f.b.i. is treating it as a possible act of terrorism. people are arguing. the gun control debate is reignited and now people are
saying things about the muslim community, them being under scrutiny again. it's a huge amount of information and noise, people arguing over who is to blame. i sometimes wonder why we don't wait until we say things. i have only been here a little over two months, and strangely enough, this is not the first time i have had to speak about these things and i don't know what to say. another man, half black, half white, who has to speak out every time this happens. he has been to go this for six years, speaking in the aftermath of mass shootings. and you can really see the toll it has taken on him. >> i would ask all americans to keep the men and women of fort hood in your thoughts and prayers. what, beyond prayers and expressions of concern, is required of us? if there's anything to take away from this tragedy it's... the reminder... that all of us are heartbroken by what's happened. we've endured too many of these tragedies. >> i fear there's a creeping
resignation. obviously this reoppose the pain. i've had to make statements like this too many times, a heartbreaking circumstance. as i said just a few months ago, and i said a few months before that... we have the power to do more to prevent what is just a regular process. a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world. >> trevor: i have to stay i feel back for barack obama. he has been begging for gun control for six six years, and the only major change in the gun debate since he got into office has been to his face. ( laughter ) you've got to feel for him. but at least we have found the answer to the amount of pressure under which black does crack. ( laughter ) but, the good news sif obama wants to reverse that skin damage he should take beauty advice from the people in charge
of legislating change, like, for instance, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. he's barely aged in the past six years! and all he's had to do about mass shootings is take no steps whatsoever. yeah. congress has discovered the fountain of youth-- pure distilled inaction. ( laughter ) applied librarily to the face and then stick your face up your own ass for six years. ( cheers and applause ) now, not all politicians are sitting idly by, you know, just doing nothing. some of these politicians are actually taking action. unfortunately, too much action. >> only hours after the shooting, ted cruz even invited supporters to a second amendment event at an iowa shooting range tomorrow. >> trevor: yeah. 14 people just lost their lives in a shooting, and ted cruz's first thought is, "oh, that reminds me, got to send out my invites to my gun party." yeah, that seems like something you would only do if you were an
asshole, which it turns out is what voters are looking for. >> the republican presidential candidate ted cruz is enjoying an suppressive surge of support. >> ted cruz is climbing in the polls. >> a surge of support for ted cruz. >> trevor: ted cruz! he's so hot right now, even taylor swift is going to invite him on stage. wooo-hooo. those who have been following ted cruz and his story know him as the radical conservative, budget slashing, anti-immigrant climate denier who shut down the government over obamacare. or to sum it up... >> machine gun bacon. ( laughs ). >> trevor: he-he-he-he. that bacon is definitely from a human. ( laughter )
so for ted cruz to have risen so fast from freshman senator to presidential contender means that people must really love this guy. >> he is probably one of the most hated people in the senate, both democrats and republicans do not like this guy. >> he's been called a fraud and a whacko, and that's by some of his own republican colleagues. >> establishment republicans loathe him. >> the bush campaign in 2000, he was despised by his colleagues. >> they hate him as they have hated no senator before him. >> trevor: what a description, "they hate him as they have hated no senator before him." that's right, they hate him. a lot of senators consider him the worst cruz, and that includes the poop cruise. but, look, with a man of cruz's accomplishments, there's bound to be some professional envy. to truly know a man, you go and talk to the people close to him from back in the day.
>> ted cruz was my roommate. i did not like him at all in college. and, you know, i want to be clear because ted cruz is a nightmare of a human being. i have plenty of problems with his politics, but truthfully, his personality is so awful, that 99% of why i hate him is just his personality. if he agreed with me on every issue, i would hate him only 1% less. ( laughter ) ( applause ). >> trevor: ooooh! 1% less! nerd burn! do you know how much you have to hate someone to do the math on it? ( laughter ) as you can see, before i met ted, i didn't hate him. and after i met him, well, the data speaks for itself. i don't get it. everyone who knows ted cruz seems to hate him. but every leaf has a chance to turn. so speak, ted cruz. speak. >> the obama administration will become quite literally the world's leading financier of radical islamic terrorism stop
that train wreck, that nightmare, that disaster that is burke. here is the simple, undeniable act it's overwhelming majority of violent criminals are democrats. ( laughter ) >> trevor: this guy's real. ( laughter ) and what he said is actually a lie. the overwhelming majority of ex-cons don't register to vote. they break in at night and cast their votes when no one is looking. you know what, ted cruz reminds me of pepe lepew the skunk. when cruz was asked if he believed that women should have access to birth control, this is what he said. >>aise noted, heidi and i, we have two little girls. i'm very glad we don't have 17. >> trevor: so now that's in your head. >> anyone who wants contraceptives can access them! last i checked, we don't have a
rubber shortage in america. ( applause ) rb when i was in college, we had a machine in the bathroom. you put 50 cents in, and viola! >> trevor: well, it wasn't so much as machine as a hole in the wall. but you put your 50 cents in and then your penis-- well, the point is, princeton was crazy. ha-ha-ha! and by the way, i'm going to call ( bleep ) on that. ted cruz says he's not anti-contraception but he did try to defund planned parenthood where a lot of people not in men's bathrooms get their bit, control. plus he tried to make it harder for insurance to cover contraception. and he supports a constitutional amendment that could ban i.u.d.s and possibly the pill, too. but you know what? rubber is a funny word. i'll give him that. i'll give him that. you know what? maybe ted cruz is the leader america needs. he's the first person in receipt memory who has been able to unite people of both parties.
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and he's made it easy with a collection of videos his campaign posted on youtube. it's over 13 hours of raw footage of ted cruz doing presidency stuff and listening to his family say really nice stuff about him. >> i love you, mom. >> i love you, too, carry. dear. >> hold for a second. ( laughter ) >> trevor: keep holding her, that's right, keep holding. now, squeeze her boob. what! sorry, cut, cut. cruz wasn't just doing it for our entertainment tturns out it's all part of the campaign game. >> by law campaigns can't coordinate with superpacs so many post raw videos as a way to share material legally. >> trevor: yeah, that's the way they do it to get around the
law. ands that's the least subtle attempt to get around the law since drinking a 40 out of a brown paper bag. "what's in that bag, juice? iced tea? it could be anything!" i'm telling you, watching this footage is pure joy. you get to watch ted cruz tell his family to make him look good and watch his family desperately try. >> share what it was like growing up with my fawct. and the role he played in your life. >> that's right. should i look at you? >> start looking at me. >> he has taught me so much about what i know today about our country and the foundations of how our country began. >> am i supposed to say, like, the same type-- >> i don't know what else to say. >> i don't know. just keep talking. just keep talking. ( laughter ) >> trevor: aaah! scripted love.
doesn't it just get you right here? sorry, are we going to do that again? scripted love. doesn't it get you right here? ( laughter ) now, not all the footage is is glamorous. from all the coughing in the background we also learn ted cruz's home might have a terrible asbestos problem. >> ted realized that you can't just rest on your laurels. >> when my dad was a scared teenaged boy ( coughing ). >> these were the three he enjoyed the most ( coughing ( prospect. >> pretty excited about, and we're fighting for the world that will be our kids' world, and-- ( coughing ) ( laughter ). >> trevor: oh! i just love the idea that someone's sitting in the background like boof! boof! the best part of all of this is watching ted cruz spend quality
time with his kids. >> i'm ted cruz and i approve this message. >> i'm ted cruz and i approve this message. >> i'm ted cruz and i approve this message. i'm ted cruz, and we approve this message. >> one more time. >> a little bit faster. that was good. i'm ted cruz and we approve this message. >> trevor: now, one more time, kids, and act like your cad is not using you as a prop to get elected. come on, now. this is only a fraction of the cruz footage treasure trove that we found and we found with the right music and a little editing, you can have a lot of fun. for instance, you could use it to make your own movie trailer. ♪ ♪ >> why don't you share what it was like growing up in our family. >> she wouldn't tell anyone she was my mom. >> there are personal details i
don't want to go into upon. >> >> when i was a little boy, she used to let me when i was two, three years old, pull her hair, ripping clumps out of her hair. >> he got a glass of water and took it into the bedroom, and he took that exwhrass of water and he poured it on his grandfather's face. ( laughter ) ( applause ) >> trevor: you could do anything with this stuff! it's insane! ( applause ) all the footage is there. you could even use it to make your own sitcom. ♪ ♪ >> leche means milk. he was sitting there writing it backwards, "ok, milk means leche." ( laughter ) >> my first impression of ted was that i thought he looked like a 1950s movie star. ( whistle ) >> thank you for our precious girls. thank you for caroline and catherine. not a day goes by that my mom is not lifting me up in prayer. for hours.
( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ). >> trevor: oh, wow. seriously, there are over 13 hours of this footage, and we couldn't get through all of it ourselves. so we're asking you at home to "cruz your own adventure." now, you can find our cruz videos at the dailyshow.tumblr.com. and if you make your open, be creative,talg them with cruz your own adventure, and we'll put our favorite on the show. and you know what? i never thought i'd say this, but thank you, ted cruz. you've done something great for america. we'll be right back. ( cheers and applause )
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( laughter ) >> trevor: he's welcome idris elba! ( cheers and applause ) >> hello. ( cheers and applause ) >> trevor: thank you for being here. >> that was pretty >> trevor: that was intense. >> that was intense, yeah. >> trevor: that was intense. i'm up to date with new stuff but i haven't seen the new stu stuffing out. i haven't seen you fight like that before. >> no. >> trevor: did you pick up some new-- >> i was watching that and was like whoa! >> trevor: thank you so much for being here. >> thank you for having me. i'm a big fan. >> trevor: really? >> yeah, you're funny. >> trevor: i can't figure out if you're cooler as your characters or as yourself.
i'm like-- i don't know if i want the dude from the wire or the real guy. when i met you, i was like, okay, this is cool. and then you have a body guard, and i'm like, "but why?" it's like a weird thing. it's like, "yeah, let me protect you from him." >> no, it's for the ladies. >> trevor: oh! ( laughter ) oh, man! big fan of everything you're doing. so many things that you're doing. first of all, i just watched "beasts of no nation." absolutely amazing, commander. powerful stuff. that was an amazing film. for you, working in that environment with that story, that was something that was close to you? that was close to home for you. >> a little bit, yeah. the child soldiers, you know, my parents come from sierra leone. sierra leone is ravaged and a lot of children were used in that war. my family to one degree or another got embroiled into that, so it was very sensitive to me.
when i decided to make that movie i came into the movie sort of, like, late if the process, but the director, he did "true detective" you know, he had been carrying that script for six years and i jumped on board and sort of helped it come together. it was a very personal film. >> trevor: it was an amazing film. you know, it's one of those movies where you hate the lead character because you play-- i mean-- love you, and then i hate you in the film. you're not a good guy. you're a bad guy. but there are so many elements to it and the role that the the kids play-- those kids were amazing gee, the child actors were incredible and most of them had never acted before. it was a first-time experience. >> trevor: you've played everything now. you have played a warlord. you played nelson mandela, which was fantastic. are you going to play james bond? ( cheers and applause ) >> you know, i've stopped really talking about james bond
because, you know, it really is one of these big, big rumors. i'm definitely complimented by it, now doubt. he's a great, big, iconic character but there's no truth to the rumor, that's all. >> audience: oooh! >> i'm sorry, ladies. i'm trying it make luther into a great cake. >> trevor: let's talk about "luther." it was an epic show that blew up. it was big in the u.k., that's where i first saw it, and then in the u.s. you play complex characters. luther, again, is a good guy but he doesn't do things in the right way. >> yeah. he is a complex character. and i think-- i'm drawn to those type of characters because i'm such a simpleton in real life,un what i mean? there's nothing to me, you know, so i play-- i play complex characters. but i enjoy that guy. i enjoy that role. you know, it's your archtypal
detective, tortured detective. i think we pushed the boundaries and made him more a superhero. >> trevor: it is definitely pushing the boundaries. watching as an american it must be weird to see a black cop beating up white people. that must be a strange thing for people to see. now, this special happening in america is going to be three hours. >> two hours two hours sort of movie edition of "luther." >> trevor: are you going to make a movie? are you going to make something? >> we're aiming that way. we started off first season six episodes, and then we did, i think, four episodes, and then three. and now we're doing two. so i'm kind of getting the audience ready-- >> trevor: you're getting it down to a vine. soon it will be six secretaries. it will be "luther," and then d.c., john luther. i'm excited for everything you're doing. we love you. we honor you. you're amazing. thank you so much for being here.
>> thank you. >> trevor: a one-night special december 17 on bbc america. "beast of no nation" is on netflix. ( cheers and applause ) ono off-days, or downtime.ason. opportunity is everything you make of it. this winter, take advantage of our season's best offers on the latest generation of cadillacs. the 2016 cadillac ats. get this low-mileage lease from around $269 per month, or purchase with 0% apr financing.
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comedy central captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org announcer: following his primary victories last tuesday in wisconsin, maryland and washington, d.c., republican frontrunner made campaign stops in a dozen cities across the country, where he claimed to be interested in things we know he is not interested in. his first appearance, on wednesday, was before the pittsburgh trade association. of course, you know, growing up in michigan, i've always been an enormous fan of the pittsburgh steelers. what a team. what a football team. i mean, with those uniforms they had of different colors, and, of course, the great coach, and the various players who were all so terrific. i could name them all. uh, yeah. now, in baseball, on the other hand,