Welcome to The Daily Show.
-I'm Jordan Klepper.-And I'm Desi Lydic.
Our guest tonight-- the directorof Independence Day: Resurgence.
Roland Emmerich is here.
Now, you may noticeneither of us are Trevor Noah.
That is because tonightwe'll be talking about something
near and dear to our hearts--white people.
For years, white peoplein this country
have been relegatedto places like Vermont.
Old episodes of Friends.
And the first 450 pages of yourAmerican history textbook.
But this year is different.
This entire electionis gonna be an election
of the whiteworking-class voter.
White working-class voters--they feel like
their economic statushas shifted in recent decades.
There are a lotof white voters who are just
-sick of hearing about racism.-MAN: Yes.
They oppose free trade,they are deeply hostile,
uh, to immigration and,in many case, to, the cultural
and demographic diversityof the country.
White voters are stillmaking up more than
three-quartersof the electorate.
Yes, three-quartersof voters this year
are still going to be white.
Making us 2016'scoveted demographic.
Finally, an electionwhere white people count.
Candidates huntingfor white votes,
caring about white needs.
It's been a long timecoming, Jordan.
Desi, you're so right,tell me about it, you know?
White people have been gettingthe short end of the stick
in this country tor decades.
Did you know thatas recently as the 1960s
we were forced to drinkat separate water fountains?
And they forced us to ride
in the front of the bus.
I mean, nobody coolsits up front.
-That is nerd central.-Yeah... Well, I don't...
I-I think there'ssome nuance there.
I have been to the mountaintop.
Specifically, my parents have aski chalet there, it's awesome.
Okay, Jordan, I think you'regetting a little off track here.
Yes, you're right, Desi.This election year,
white people are the keyto everything.
Everyone on both sideswants a piece of us.
Now, of course,for Hillary Clinton,
support from white votershas been like her e-mails--
hard to track down.
Hillary Clinton hasn't done wellwith white male voters.
MAN: If Hillary Clinton can't hold
those working white voters, she's gonna lose.
I think that she needsto do more to reach white males.
Man, it feels good to be needed.
And Clinton is listeningto what working white men want.
That's why her top VP choiceis apparently
a bottle of Bud duct-tapedto a pair of truck nuts.
And if that's not enough,
Hillary's got anothersecret weapon.
Bill Clinton has actuallybeen used in a particular way
where he is... you know,he-he talks to white voters.
He can, uh, saycertain appeals to white voters,
especially white men.
That's how you appealto white men--
with the first black president.
Let me tell you,he appeals to white women too.
Still?I mean, he's, like, almost 70.
He could be in hospice,I don't give a (bleep).
You are a mother now.
Now, white votersmay be important to Hillary,
but for Trumpthey're the whole enchilada.
-Probably meatloaf.-Point taken.
-Yeah.-Because, let's face it--
everyone who's not white...everyone who's not white
hates Donald Trump.
His favorabilityamong Asian-Americans: 18%
Black people: four percent.
-Wh... four percent, really?-Yeah.
Even Iggy Azalea is pollingbetter among black people.
-Black people don't likeIggy Azalea? -Mm-mmm.
-Her flows are so tight.-I know.
The point is...
Trump's election hopes restalmost entirely on white people,
a group he once belonged to
before he was bitten by thatradioactive buffalo wing.
Oh, that would explain it.
That was the answer, yeah.
So, Trump knowshis only path to victory
is on the great white way.
Trump is hoping to,uh, just turn up the number
of white voters in this country.
With Donald Trump,we may see a surge
in the white electoratecoming out.
He continues to playto the frustrated middle class,
primarily white,uh, American voter
who feels, uh, you know,disenchanted with Washington.
And no one understandsmiddle class whites better
than a billionaire who literally
once bought a yachtfrom the sultan of Brunei.
Yeah. You know,just a regular Joe Everybody.
But the big problem for Trumpis that demographically,
America's population is gettingless white every year,
so winning an electionwith only white voters
is getting harder and harder.
Mitt Romney won a higher shareof white voters
than Ronald Reagan did in 1980
and he lostby five million votes.
If Donald Trump doesn't lose anyground with minority voters
he's gonna have to dobetter with whites
even than Romney did.
You heard it. Trumpneeds to do better with whites
than Mitt Romney did.
Which will not be easy.
You can't get whiterthan Mitt Romney.
He's like if Zooey Deschanel
rubbed a magic lampat Crate & Barrel,
then wished for a milk cartonfull of mayonnaise
to become a person.
But Trump stillhas reason for hope.
A lot of Republicanspoint to the case
of the missing white voter.
They think thata lot of white conservatives
did not show up in 2012.
Trump is what it takes to getthose additional white voters
out to the polls.Those missing white voters
that may have just sat out 2012,
those are Trump voters.
Missing white people.
Are we talking about theelection or the Tony Awards?
With support among nonwhitesat historic lows,
Trump may need to unify whitesin a way we haven't seen
since we all pretendedto like quinoa.
-Love quinoa.-Favorite grain.
Desi, Trump has a plan.
You bet. Clearly he thinksthe only way to capture
that many white votersis to be super racist
against everyone else.
But even that isa delicate balance.
He's got the risk that the sameracially polarizing rhetoric
that drives away minority voters
also makes it tougher for himwith a lot
of college-educated whites,who simply view that
as kind of an unacceptable kindof discourse
from a potential presidentand who basically do accept
the idea that American...America is becoming
a more diverse, tolerant,and inclusive country.
See, it's trickyto keep all of us happy,
because white peopleare the most diverse group
of people on the planet.
Well, not most diverse
but there are lotsof different kinds of us.
But the good news is,whether it's Donald Trump
or Hillary Clinton, thiselection is coming down to us.
You're right, Jordan.
2016 is the yearwhite people have a voice.
And they'll enforce their will.They'll have a voice.
-Yeah.-So be proud of this moment,
white people. Be proud.
Be proud. White demographic,we have the power.
BOTH: White demographic,we have the power.
-White demographic... -White...It feels... it feels long.
-So just, like... Wh-White...You get to "pow..." -White...
-White power. White power.-Dem... Power. White power.
BOTH (chanting):White power.
Yo, hey, hey, hey!
-(chanting stops) -What the hellare you guys doing?
What the hellare you guys doing?!
Trevor, sorry.Sorry, we were just, uh...
we were talkingabout white people voting.
Yeah, we thought we'd justtake care of it ourselves,
-you know, as white people.-(stammers)
You realize I'm half-white.
-Oh. -Not the half of youthat shows up on time.
-(shouting, yelping)-Oh, yeah, guys. That's great.