Trevor Noah (Photo: Getty Images)
Cape Town - South African comedian Trevor Noah recently told Ellen DeGeneres why he would scrap an interview with US president Donald Trump for one with Melania Trump instead.
“I heard you say to someone that Trump would be a dream guest for you,” Ellen asked The Daily Show host.
“I changed my mind. It used to be Trump and then I was like, after watching his interviews, I understand what’s going to happen,” he said. “I would interview him, he’s going to tell me how well he’s doing. I’ll ask him about something, if he doesn’t know the answer he’ll make the answer up.”
But it was Trevor’s impersonation of Trump’s responses that left both Ellen and the audience in stitches.
“If he doesn’t know what’s happening, he’ll say, ‘I’ll get back to you. Very big, very close. We’re going to do it. So much and so forth. They know but they don’t know’.”
Despite losing interest in interviewing Trump, the award-winning comedian revealed he’d genuinely “want to interview Melania Trump”.
“She’s my new dream guest. I would want to know if her Be Best anti-bullying campaign online is like a long-term dig at her husband.”
During his sit down with Ellen on her show, the 35-year-old host also spoke about his five-year journey on the show and what it was like taking over from seasoned presenter Jon Stewart.