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Trevor Noah Blasts Trump for Turning Ivana's Death Into a 'Scam'

"The tangerine dream is back in the news with yet another scandal."
  • Former president Donald Trump has evidently managed to turn even his ex-wife's death into a scam, Trevor Noah told viewers on Monday night.

    On The Daily Show, Noah discussed the recent death of Trump's first wife, Ivana, saying, "The tangerine dream is back in the news with yet another scandal. This is one of the wildest things ever."

    "Remember how his wife, Ivana, passed away?" Noah asked, before adding, "Well, it turns out that Donald may have managed to turn even that into a scam."

    Noah explained that Ivana's burial on the Trump golf course in New Jersey was actually a way for the business to avoid paying taxes on the land. Operating a cemetery on the golf club makes the property tax-exempt.

    "Wow, wow, wow, wow," Noah said. "A lot of people say, 'I'll pay taxes over my dead body!' Trump means it. Just someone else's body."

    He added, "Even for him, this feels like a step too far. I don't care what anyone says. Like, I wouldn't even laugh at that as a joke. If someone said to me, 'Donald Trump's ex-wife died, he's probably going to bury her on his golf course to save on taxes,' I'd be like, 'Yo, that's not cool, man.'"

    Noah continued, "But it turns out, Trump was like, 'Wait, wait, say more, say more. I'm going to send this to my accountant. Keep going.'"

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    TOPICS: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Donald Trump, Ivana Trump, Trevor Noah