Stewart Is Happy That ‘Military Genius’ Trump Filed His Run For President [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart said of Donald Trump that โ€œHeโ€™s great for the Republicans,โ€ โ€œThe more he talks, the more he appears on television, the more he makes the other Republicansโ€™ crazy seem kind of reasonable by comparison.โ€

For a few seconds, though, Stewart was worried; even though Trump launched his campaign last week, he did not actually file the necessary paperwork before the event announcing his candidacy. The letdown was enough to make the host grab his briefcase and abandon the show early.

โ€œI donโ€™t wanna wait โ€™til Aug. 6,โ€ he said, before telling his crew, โ€œShut it down boys, weโ€™re closing early.โ€

However, after getting confirmation that Trump did indeed submit the proper documentation on Tuesday, Stewart went back to mocking โ€œthe only presidential candidate ever who looks like the back of a shar pei brought to life by an enchanted wig,โ€ pointing out that even Foxโ€™s Bill Oโ€™Reilly was amused by the real estate mogulโ€™s vow to make Mexico pay for the building of a โ€œgreat wallโ€ spanning the border.

โ€œThe guy whose idea to save the Middle East was to reconstitute the mercenary armies of old โ€” saddle up, Hessians, weโ€™re going in โ€” that guy finds your ideas absurd,โ€ Stewart said. โ€œHow does that taste?โ€

He also shot down Trumpโ€™s claim to ABC News that he was not recycling Ronald Reaganโ€™s campaign slogan, โ€œLetโ€™s make America great again.โ€

โ€œForgetting the fact that Reagan did use the word โ€˜againโ€™ โ€” itโ€™s right on the f*cking button โ€” the only change you made to his slogan was the โ€˜letโ€™s,’โ€ Stewart told Trump. โ€œSo itโ€™s exactly the same slogan as Reagan, except ruder. Reaganโ€™s was an invitation; yours is a command.โ€