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Jon Stewart takes Donald Trump to the 'Daily Show' boardroom and fires on him [video]

May 3, 2011 | 12:13 pm

Jon Stewart was on fire Monday, barely able to contain his excitement on "The Daily Show" as he reported on the media events leading up to President Obama's announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed.

But Stewart unleashed special comic venom on Donald Trump, the "Celebrity Apprentice" host and potential Republican presidential candidate who has repeatedly lashed out at Obama for not releasing his long-form birth certificate to prove he is a U.S. citizen.

The Comedy Central host told his audience he was watching Trump's show Sunday not to see who got fired but to determine if Obama's and comedian Seth Meyer's humorous trashing of Trump the previous evening at the White House Correspondent's Dinner "had left a visible mark" on Trump. Obama and Meyers of "Saturday Night Live" both targeted Trump during separate monologues at the event.

"The demolition of Trump ... was so thorough I thought it might actually supersede the rules of dimensional time and space and leave a mark on future episodes," proclaimed Stewart.

When the show was interrupted by a NBC News special report, Stewart said he was incredulous, but speculated that the interruption could only mean one of two things. The first was that Obama had just realized he had more jokes about Trump he had previously forgotten, and needed air time to deliver them.

The second possibility according to Stewart was accompanied by a graphic of Morgan Freeman from "Deep Impact," the film in which he portrayed the U.S. president. Said Stewart: "The more likely scenario, as Hollywood has taught us, when a black president interrupts your show, is that a meteor is headed  toward Earth!"

[For the record: An earlier version of this post incorrectly cited the movie "Deep Impact" as "Deep Contact."]

-- Greg Braxton