'Are You a Soon-to-Be Ex-President?': Trevor Noah's Full Page Newspaper Ad Offers Help With Trump's Legal Troubles

If you're a president in need of legal counsel, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah has you covered. In a full-page ad in Thursday's Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and New York Times, Noah announced that he had begun a law firm for presidential attorneys, fittingly titled Trevor Noah & Associates & Sons.

Full-page ad on the back of the A-section of today’s ⁦@washingtonpost⁩ — pic.twitter.com/LaivusLlrn

— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) August 27, 2020

Call the number 😂 @washingtonpost and @nytimes these ads are pure gold, this law firm definitely needs a break on the ad price. Well played @TrevorNoah! pic.twitter.com/wzl4JY9DgL

— Henry Praska (@HenryPraska) August 27, 2020

The ad, which features Noah front and center as well as Daily Show correspondents Ronny Chieng, Roy Wood Jr., Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Jaboukie Young-White, and Dulcé Sloan, posing like partners in a law firm.

The ad mocks President Donald Trump, saying the group gives legal services to a "soon-to-be ex president." The parody legal firm asks "About to lose legal immunity? Has your lawyer gone to jail?" before encouraging presidents seeking attorneys to call.

The ad promises satisfactory legal help. "We'll get you off…and you won't even have to pay us $130,000," it says. It also contains an amusing list of what they can defend against including: "Corruption, mega-corruption, emoluments ([They] know what that is), shady rich guy tax stuff, obstruction of justice (same price for multiple counts), you told people to inject bleach for some reason, [and] mail murder." All are obvious shots at scandals during Trump's time in the White House.

Most entertaining though, the ad contains a phone number for people who think they need the service at 1-210-WH-CRIME. The pre-recorded message from Lydic asks people to dial 1 if they're the president, or 2 if they are not, or if they're seeking assistance in Spanish to "hang up."

If you're not the president and dial 2, Lydic congratulates the caller on not being the president and advises them to go to VoteVoteVote.com, which directs them to a site where people can register to vote. "That's right, this is a public service announcement! Gotcha," she says. "Anyway, please check your voter registration, and make a plan to vote."

If someone dials one, the number redirects to a prerecorded message from Noah himself to the president offering some questionable legal advice. "Hello Mr. President, I'm Trevor Noah, managing partner of Trevor Noah & Associates & Sons. Have you ever been to Uganda, sir? It's a beautiful country with a strong goat-based economy, and most important, it does not extradite to the United States," he says. For a reasonable fee of $10 million, Noah offers to transport the president and his family to the African country. After his message, he encourages anyone who may have dialed the number by accident to hit 2 to hear the message for non-presidents.

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Trevor Noah speaks onstage during Pencils Of Promise 2019 Gala: An Evolution Within at Cipriani Wall Street on November 4, 2019 in New York City. Noah recently set up a joke legal ad for the president published in newspapers like The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. Getty/Slaven Vlasic