Voting with Conviction in 2020 - Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

  • Published on Aug 16, 2019
  • “Because Trump is such a visceral assault on the senses, I think people have forgotten the power of voting 𝘧𝘰𝘳 something as opposed to 𝘢𝘨𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘵 something.” #BetweenTheScenes
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  • Hodey FU
    Hodey FU 3 days ago +1

    I don't always agree with him, but he is so intelligent and articulate, and has made me think a few times.

  • Gaby
    Gaby 5 days ago

    Agree 100%

  • BuildingCenter
    BuildingCenter 6 days ago +1


  • Nyati-MeLissa SMILE MINISTRY

    Trevor your view is so honest it seem obvious. However certain people in this country choose to be blissfully ignorant. You are amazing, and I would love to sit and share intellectual conversation with you. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  • Maoli2013
    Maoli2013 7 days ago

    Trevor, get Tulsi Gabbard on your show. I promise you won't feel the same about the next elections.

  • Dee Brodigan
    Dee Brodigan 7 days ago

    Voting "for the thing" can be a waste of a vote if you don't have a majority (throw away vote)

  • Stakes media
    Stakes media 7 days ago

    I like Trevor but i think the Democrats are using him against Trump. Vote for a Democrats this coming election and watch America go down due to their anti-God policies. Trump might not be the best in terms of character, but he’s certainly not the worst like you guys are making him look. Trump is one of the best thing to ever happen to America just that the media wasn’t fair to him from day one when his rise to power was put under trivial & disgraceful trial that never yielded any result. A total waste of time!

    • Smilley MLK
      Smilley MLK 6 days ago

      *Vote for a Democrats this coming election and watch America go down due to their anti-God policies.*
      Name one! Also, if people learned to care for each other, they wouldn't need gods.
      And if your God is so impotent that policy can be "Anti-God", that's not any politician's fault.

      *Trump might not be the best in terms of character, but he’s certainly not the worst like you guys are making him look.*
      Seriously? He's a cheating grifter and serial liar. The one and only thing important to him is himself. If holy water had any actual powers and you sprinkled it on him, he would melt like the Wicked Witch of the West.

      *Trump is one of the best thing to ever happen to America*
      As a bad example never to repeat, at best.

      *just that the media wasn’t fair to him*
      Because they show what he says and does. Bad press! Bad! /sarcasm

      *was put under trivial & disgraceful trial that never yielded any result*
      Trial? Never happened. No jury, no prosecution, no defense. And Mueller himself said that if Trump wasn't president, they would have charged him without a second thought.

      *A total waste of time!*
      Au contraire. The public knows more about his business dealings before and during his presidency than ever before. And once he's dragged out of the White House, he will learn to love the color orange of his prison garb.

  • Lionel C
    Lionel C 7 days ago

    A problem France left wing voters have been struggling with for more than 20 years. And fear might get reaaal in the next elections... I really wish we had an equivalent of TDS or Patriot Act here!
    I really love listen to you!

  • Farty McGee
    Farty McGee 8 days ago +1

    although Trevor is required to keep it funny, this clip was worth every second. Thank you, Trevor. His message was MUCH needed.

  • Farty McGee
    Farty McGee 8 days ago +1

    Joe Biden 2020 is a revamped ShillDawg 2016

  • Farty McGee
    Farty McGee 8 days ago

    Not voting out of fear, but out of conviction, will result in an historic victory and beat down of a Donald Dumps by Bernie Sanders....hopefully! And, if not, then Warren, even with her establishment leanings

  • W B
    W B 10 days ago

    Accents don't make you smart or witty, Trevor.

  • Matt DoesGame
    Matt DoesGame 10 days ago +2

    Most of the Democratic candidates are worse than trump... what are you talking about. Andrew Yang is like the only normal one...

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      sion8 8 days ago


  • Kay Heatmaker
    Kay Heatmaker 11 days ago +1

    Cant Believe I enjoy Between The Scenes more than the actual prepared show.

  • Megan Pearl
    Megan Pearl 11 days ago

    Can Trevor Noah just run for President?

  • SixD Second Cinema
    SixD Second Cinema 12 days ago +1

    Hell yeah vote with conviction!!! #Trump2020 💪🇺🇸

    • Matt DoesGame
      Matt DoesGame 10 days ago +1

      SixD Second Cinema HELL YEAH THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES ARE TRASH. I don’t want any of those pieces of garbage in that office.

  • felixvelariusbos
    felixvelariusbos 12 days ago

    This is gonna get me a lot of shit but, whatever: I genuinely liked Hilary Clinton and wanted her to be president and supported her way before Trump and Bernie and all the other candidates and Supreme Court and all that other crap. I thought she'd be good at the job, had an agenda I liked and a plan to back it up. My only major beef with her was how terrible she was at campaigning.
    One of my biggest regrets from 2016 is I was absolutely terrified to ever voice that to people because I saw all the vitrol aimed at her, so I often pretended that I was voting for her while holding my nose. I never openly supported her because I figured I'd just get shouted down. Even if my friends truly did disagree with me, I think it was just a disservice to everyone.
    Long story short, this year there's a lot of really good candidates (and one VERY bad one), and I'm not going to be such a pansy about who I support. If we don't have some emotion behind who Democrats nominate, it's just going to be 2016 all over again.

  • Kategari
    Kategari 12 days ago +3

    Don't just vote for the dude coz you're super worried the guy you actually like won't win.
    Vote for the guy whose policies are what you want.

  • Jeff Kay
    Jeff Kay 14 days ago

    Selected to be elected, people living under a rock have a laugh about the democracy in the USA. Its really a joke thats not even funny anymore.

  • Adel Marvel
    Adel Marvel 14 days ago

    It's beautiful the way trevor is able 2 capture people's would not believe the blood that runs in him is d same that run in Xenophobic South Africans. Smhw, I pray this reaches Trevor..please talk 2 ur people, tell them that killing Nigerians would never make then better than us, would never stop us. They are shaming themselves in front of the whole world, they are tearing apart the hard earned reputation Mandela built 4 them. Tell them they are not pleasing God and most importantly, tell them, if they think Nigerians are fools, there is a reason why we are called the giants of Africa. Tell them 2 stop playing with fire. Nigerians arent cowards and they would not love d repercussion. Please speak to your people , they are ruining their reputations and indirectly, it would backfire to u, Trevor. I dont want 2 sound rude but the pain of loss is not something to be entertained. Certainly not in Naija.

  • Luebla Blacknell
    Luebla Blacknell 14 days ago

    The UN should send in their poll watchers into the US. It's time out for the BS about it being a democracy! When there is full fledged cheating/voter suppression/ changing votes/ & fraud going on. Get real- Malcolm X said years ago - " It is who that Count the votes- that matters." As long as you have old scoundrels like moscow mitch/mccarthy/pence & other corrupt repubs (& some Dems) - there will NEVER BE A HONEST ELECTION....

  • A learning Programmer
    A learning Programmer 15 days ago

    I really felt the same back in the French presidential elections a few years back. The feeling was general when electing Emmanuel Macron against extremist partisan Marine LePen. It was a sort of anger from some Macron-voters whose opinion was straight different from Macron's views, but without any alternative against Marine and her party's view on immigration and many other topics.

  • Anjali Baskar
    Anjali Baskar 15 days ago

    how eloquent- god, even the first sentence hit me

  • Tito Tim Travels
    Tito Tim Travels 15 days ago

    In the primary I can honestly vote with conviction for my favorite (whoever it is by then). Then, in the general election I can vote with conviction for whoever has the Democratic nomination. Like Trevor said - they are all better than trump. I just hope the 3rd party & protest voters do not throw this election like they did in 2016.

    • Meg Paul
      Meg Paul 12 days ago

      I legitimately thought this narrative died with 2017... because it's unfounded, falsifiable, and needs to be treated as such.

    • Meg Paul
      Meg Paul 12 days ago

      That's literally not what happened. No matter how many times you say it to yourself, the data will not back you up here. Dems lost because they nominated the worse of the two primary candidates, who thought she had it SO bagged up, she didn't do enough in states that rely heavily on trade and unions - and HEAVILY so because of her stance TPP - and people were not _INSPIRED_ to vote for her. Voter turnout was embarrassingly low *because nobody earned their vote, PERIOD.*
      Not a single state was lost because of protestors or 3rd party votes. Not one.

  • Ciara R
    Ciara R 15 days ago

    It’s a pity how voting operates in the USA. In the Republic of Ireland, we use a numbered voting system where you vote 1, 2, 3... for the candidates that you wish to vote for ensuring that you’re vote is not wasted even if you’re first choice is eliminated from the voting process. I wonder hat countries have the best democratic approach for voting.

  • Emma Coleman
    Emma Coleman 15 days ago

    Politics aside. Trevor, I don’t have the words, I’m just so proud of him.

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    Dems offer nothing realistic.

  • Poo Pee
    Poo Pee 17 days ago

    I want to like #Biden, but he seems to be in the lead only because has more prestige, money, connections.. Which, seems a bit at odds with the what the Democratic party is all about, standing up people who don't have a voice, minorities. #YangGang

  • Alyse Hein
    Alyse Hein 17 days ago

    I REALLY love this. I'm excited for 2020 because I can actually vote for my convictions.

  • Ezajur Rahman
    Ezajur Rahman 18 days ago

    Trevor, make your admiration and support for Bernie unequivocal.

  • West Paul
    West Paul 18 days ago

    @Trevor Noah, you talking about R-Kelly, why dont you use your platform
    to telll your fellow South Africans to stop killing Nigerians and other
    Africans in your country?

  • West Paul
    West Paul 18 days ago

    @Trevor Noah, you talking about R-Kelly, why dont you use your platform
    to telll your fellow South Africans to stop killing Nigerians and other
    Africans in your country?

  • Skoyatt Beaujouan
    Skoyatt Beaujouan 19 days ago

    In France, we have been voting against a candidate rather than for a candidate for as long as I can remember (I'm 27), and it's been a catastrophe.

  • Ronjon Dhar Baruah
    Ronjon Dhar Baruah 19 days ago

    I am from India but I would love to see Trevor as the next President of America

  • Alec Kelsey
    Alec Kelsey 19 days ago

    Trevor Noah is my spirit animal.
    Wait... that can't be right.
    Yeah, no... yeah I'll stick with that. The man is my spirit animal.

  • Isaac Rigel
    Isaac Rigel 19 days ago


  • Aruna Harpalani
    Aruna Harpalani 19 days ago +1

    Wait... why are most of the comment section Yang or Bernie supporters?

    • J I
      J I 19 days ago

      Well you know how sand people ride in single file to hide their numbers?

  • Aruna Harpalani
    Aruna Harpalani 19 days ago

    I support Bernie out of conviction!

  • RKingdom
    RKingdom 20 days ago +1

    Hillary is the 2nd worst after Donald

  • Nicolle Barrett
    Nicolle Barrett 20 days ago

    If democrats vote Biden, Trump will win.

  • hagar2025
    hagar2025 20 days ago +2

    A man from South Africa educating Americans on fair politics because otherwise they will definitely mess it up. Again.

  • Ford Warrick Jr
    Ford Warrick Jr 20 days ago

    Andrew Yang 2020!

  • VplusMuffin
    VplusMuffin 22 days ago

    Why aren‘t your videos not available in Germany anymore? :(( Your show is the only prove, that your country isn‘t completely insane. Now we have to deal with all that Trump shit alone... :O

  • Jennifer Montgomery
    Jennifer Montgomery 22 days ago

    Republican voters now have three or so choices, including Trump, on their side. They have to vote based upon how pro or anti Trump they are. That forces both parties to choose how they decide if Trump is reelected or not.
    It is not often that we see challengers of the party of the incumbent President. Most voters of the same party as the incumbent during Presidential Election years do not have to make that choice.

  • Paulo Alexandre
    Paulo Alexandre 22 days ago

    The DNC won't want to give away their power to the people. Republicans, Democrats, they're all the same, they don't represent change. And they don't want change. It's a one party system disguised as a parliamentary democracy, but in reality there are 2 parties who will bully voters into not voting Greens and Libertarians, and they will join forces if they need to discredit an outsider. The GOP didn't want Trump to win, and the DNC didn't want Bernie to win.

    I'll tell you what, I respect a person who voted Trump with conviction MORE than I respect a person who blames Bernie and Jill voters for Hillary not winning.

  • Jonny Axelsson
    Jonny Axelsson 23 days ago

    Sure to a considerable extent it doesn't matter WHICH Democratic candidate wins, as long as s/he beats Trump, and then it's fine to go for whichever Democratic flavour that tickles your fancy.
    The weakness of this argument is that most of the time, in a system like this, neither candidate will tickle your fancy, but the difference between the alternatives will be HUGE. That's how Trump won in 2016, and that is how he plans to win in 2020. Just like the Trump campaign did with Hillary Clinton they will do with . Republicans vote for the Republican candidate, they see that as their duty, but Democrats need to feel inspired by their candidate, if not they vote third party or stay home. In 2016 the Trump campaign succeeded in making enough potential Clinton supporters do that to win the election. Hopefully voters won't be so stupid again.
    Simply ask: Who of the two will be the better president? Who will be the far worse? And then vote Whoever-2020.

  • ncc1701dfreddyvulcan
    ncc1701dfreddyvulcan 23 days ago

    I’m just worried about I slew dropping out. None of this matters if we don’t address climate change.

  • mjimih
    mjimih 23 days ago

    Pres. Warren/Sanders Biden Sec of State

  • Gerardo Argueta
    Gerardo Argueta 24 days ago

    Why is nobody supporting Tulsi Gabbard ??? Wtf is wrong with you liberals

  • Scott Aguilar
    Scott Aguilar 25 days ago

    The problem people have with voting with conviction is that with the first past the post voting system there are many people that would "throw their vote away" voting for a fringe candidate instead of someone who might better than the alternative. So they tend to vote for the candidate that will have a better chance of beating the opposition.
    In order for people to be able to vote with conviction we need to implement ranked voting so that someone can vote for their candidate that may not have a chance of winning while also being able to vote against who they don't want to win.

  • Cheyenne Boyer
    Cheyenne Boyer 25 days ago

    Why is Trevor all of a sudden trying to act progressive?

  • billynair
    billynair 25 days ago

    Trevor, did you read my post a few weeks ago? that is almost exactly what I was saying when your guest said (something like) "we dont care who we put in as long as we beat trump!"

  • Devin
    Devin 25 days ago

    I think trump would beat Biden hands down

  • Evelyn Baitz
    Evelyn Baitz 25 days ago

    So agreed with you. Vote for the one you believe in not the one you think most other votes for so you go along so that person would win for the Democrats.

  • TheBandoury
    TheBandoury 25 days ago

    Well said: Vote "FOR " not "AGAINST" , positive force vs. negative force.. The power of intention.

  • John Andrew Billingsley
    John Andrew Billingsley 25 days ago +1

    You've got a good point. Voting FOR something is incredibly powerful. What you don't realize is that in the last election Republicans voted FOR change, FOR freedom, FOR equality... I love you Trevor, because you've got good morals and conviction but sometimes you need to listen to the opposition. That's the only way we'll ever progress.

  • Melchizedek Phuah Siow Jin

    Well said.

  • Sexy-Daddy YT
    Sexy-Daddy YT 25 days ago

    I didn't vote 2016, choosing between Trump and Hillary was like choosing between two evils. I didn't vote at all but knew trump was gonna win. Smh I hope people learned what trump is for.

  • Jonathan Chang
    Jonathan Chang 25 days ago


  • Etian Saker
    Etian Saker 25 days ago

    Trev you are a funny guy stick to comedy bruh!!
    Trump 2020