Jon Stewart Does Terrible Thing To Himself To Get Congress’ Attention

Since Jon Stewart is not The Daily Show’s host anymore, he says it’s been hard for him to get Congress’ attention to a cause he has been fighting for.

Jon Stewart says no one really cares about what he has to say ever since he retired as The Daily Show’s host four months ago.

After the Zadroga Act, which funded healthcare for 9/11 first responders who'd gotten sick working at Ground Zero, expired in September, Stewart has been lobbying tirelessly to get Congress to renew it.

However, all his efforts, including public shaming, have died in vain.

So he was forced to use the last — and the worst possible  resort in order to get the lawmakers’ attention to his cause.

He dressed up as Donald Trump.

When Stewart appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to speak about the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, host Stephen Colbert interrupted him, saying "Nobody's going to pay attention unless you Trump it up a little."

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It’s indeed hilarious to watch Stewart’s impromptu transformation into the worst Republican presidential candidate to date.

But it’s also worth noting how unnecessary media coverage of Trump’s hateful rhetoric has overshadowed important issues like the one Stewart is trying to solve.

You can watch him explain the Zardoga Act in detail in video via Comedy Central below:

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