Trevor Noah: Trump Is 'Totally Weird' about 9/11

The Daily Show ​host Trevor Noah has ridiculed President Donald Trump for always being "totally weird" about 9/11, while admitting that this year's strange remarks might have represented an improvement.

The host was responding, in particular, to Trump's oddly blunt tweet on Tuesday morning to mark the anniversary: "17 years since September 11th!" Trump's comments on 9/11 often spark controversy and ridicule for misjudging the mood, making the day about him or seeming insensitive.

"This tweet upset a lot of people because, on days such as this, part of any president's job, really, is to articulate the mood of the nation," Noah said. "This tweet looks like it was ghost-written by a calendar."

But Noah said there were some positives. Not only was it possibly "the most factually accurate thing that Trump has tweeted in about three months" but, more importantly, it was less crude than some of Trump's previous reactions to the anniversary of 9/11.

"We know Trump has never been able to talk about 9/11, on Twitter or in real life, without being totally weird about it," Noah said.

"Today's tweet was much better than the 9/11 tweet he sent out in 2013," he continued. That tweet read: "I would like to extend my best wishes to all, even the haters and losers, on this special date, September 11th."

"I don't even know where to start," Noah said. "It starts off sounding like a wedding invitation, then it becomes a diss track, then it ends as a birth announcement. Trump tried to commemorate 9/11, and then he ended up writing the world's most confusing Hallmark card."

There is a growing list of strange statements from Trump regarding 9/11, and Noah went through many of them on his show. The list started with the day itself, when Trump appeared to boast on television that now that the Twin Towers had collapsed, he owned the tallest building in Lower Manhattan. The recording has since gone viral.

Distasteful comments on the subject also became a characteristic of Trump's presidential campaign. He repeatedly lied about having seen "thousands and thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey celebrating the terrorist attack. At one rally, he mistakenly called 9/11 "7/11."

Beyond social media, this year's anniversary saw Trump pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 during an event in Pennsylvania, near the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93. All passengers onboard died in the crash after an attempt to storm the flight deck of the plane, preventing it from reaching its intended target.

Trump's words managed to make it about them:

"They boarded the plane as strangers, and they entered eternity linked together forever as true heroes," Trump said. "This field is now a monument to American defiance. This memorial is now a message to the world: America will never, ever submit to tyranny."