Jon Stewart got around to addressing Donald Trump's YouTube declaration that the host got away "with a very, very racist rant" about Herman Cain's sexual harassment accusations. The Daily Show host joked that it wasn't even his most offensive accent in the offending segment. Stewart then just brushed aside the media mogul's attention-seeking charge, leveling: "You know, I've taken criticism before, I've been called racist, stupid, an asshole, it goes with being a dick for a living. It's an occupational hazard. But this one hurts, because of how much I respect Donald Trump." That last sarcastic part served as the lead-in for Stewart cuing Trump's own comments on his friendship with "the blacks" during his brief sort-of-presidential bid:
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