Trevor Noah rips Biden over Saudi, UAE phone-snub report: ‘Would have never happened to Donald Trump’

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Fox News Flash top entertainment headlines of the week Has President Biden lost liberal comedian Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show" ?

In an opening monologue during the week, Noah expressed frustration about a Wall Street Journal report that said Biden’s calls to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – seeking support for Ukraine and help with surging U.S. gas prices – were rejected.

Noah claimed that rejected phone calls were one thing that Biden’s predecessor – former President Donald Trump – never would have had to deal with.

"You have got to be kidding me," Noah told viewers Wednesday night . "Apparently, Saudi Arabia won’t even pick up the phone for the president of the United States. ‘Biden is asleep by 4 p.m.’

"I mean, look, I know it’s hard to arrange those calls. You know, Riyadh is eight hours ahead, Biden is asleep by 4 p.m., it’s a narrow window to make it work, but still: That must have been really embarrassing for Biden. Can you imagine? He phones them and they don’t pick up?" "You have got to be kidding me. Apparently, Saudi Arabia won’t even pick up the phone for the president of the United States." — Trevor Noah, ‘Daily Show’ host Noah continued later: "Now, according to the White House, this story is totally untrue. They deny it, which I would too. But either way, man, there is no denying that Saudi Arabia isn’t playing ball with Joe Biden. And you know what? You can say what you want, but this would have never happened to Donald Trump . Never. "Now, according to the White House, this story is totally untrue. … But either way, man, there is no denying that Saudi Arabia isn’t playing ball with Joe Biden." — Trevor Noah, ‘Daily Show’ host "No one was ever ignoring Donald Trump’s calls. ‘Cause if you ignored Donald Trump’s calls, you didn’t know how he would respond. Maybe he’d send an angry tweet, or maybe he’d just, like, ban your country from everything. You don’t know. ‘President Wild Card’

"That’s why I bet, in these situations, Biden actually wishes that he could hire Trump to step in as ‘President Wild Card.’ You know, just keep everyone on their toes. ‘Cause if Trump was calling, you best believe the UAE, they’d be racing to pick up the phone."

Noah then launched into an imaginary phone call between Trump and a UAE leader. "No one was ever ignoring Donald Trump’s calls. ‘Cause if you ignored Donald Trump’s calls, you didn’t know how he would respond." — Trevor Noah, ‘Daily Show’ host "Mr. Trump! Mr. Trump! We’re here. Hello?"

"Too late, Achmed! You made me wait two rings. We’re bombing the UAE – and the UFC, just in case."

According to the Wall Street Journal story, which was published Tuesday, the Mideast phone snubs of Biden happened as both countries were becoming increasingly critical of Biden administration policies in the Persian Gulf region. On Feb. 9, […]