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 publibly lashed by that country’s ultra-conservative religious government.