Trevor Noah: Why Putin's response to the US is the 'ultimate retaliation'

Trevor Noah Kremlin Comedy Central finalComedy Central‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.’

“The Daily Show” returned from its holiday break with a look at the latest news on the US government’s accusation that Russian hackers targeted the Democratic National Committee during the presidential election.

In the newest twist, President Barack Obama put sanctions on Russia, including the order that 35 Russian diplomats be ejected from the US. In response, Russian President Vladimir Putin said there would be no retaliation and he even invited children of US diplomats in Russia to come to the Kremlin to celebrate the new year.

“The news said Putin did not retaliate, but in my opinion, those actions are the ultimate retaliation,” Noah said. “Telling someone they have to stay in Russia? That is punishment!”

Noah also points out that Obama’s actions could become a moot point with President-elect Donald Trump taking over the White House shortly and his assumed fondness for Putin.

At least, that’s how this tweet makes it seem:

“My favourite part of that tweet is you know Trump has no idea how to spell ‘Vladimir,’ so he didn’t try at all,” Noah said.

Watch the entire “Daily Show” clip below:

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