“I’ve seen some people online saying, ‘Oh, three weeks in Swedish jail isn’t that bad because their jails are really nice.’ Yeah, but you know what else is nice? Not being in jail.”— TREVOR NOAH
“They don’t have bail in Sweden and won’t let him go because they consider him a flight risk which, I’m sorry, I think is crazy. You’re afraid he’s going to get out. He’s a black man in Sweden. Even if he tries to escape, how far can he get? Come on, Sweden! Let the guy go! Take away his passport and let him live! You could just write ‘the black guy’ on his wanted poster and he would be found!” — TREVOR NOAH
That said, Noah was amazed that Trump had gotten involved after receiving a call from Kanye West.
“You know, this is one of those moments where I genuinely cannot believe that we’re living in real life. No, because, like, listen to the story. Donald Trump, who is the president of the United States, got a call from his friend, Kanye West, to save a rapper from a Swedish prison. This sounds like a headline written by a newspaper on LSD.” — TREVOR NOAH
“What’s so insane is how powerful Kanye West is in this situation. It’s like he uses his MAGA hat like a magic lamp and rubs it and Trump comes out and says, ‘What do you need?’” — TREVOR NOAH
Jimmy Kimmel also had a hard time processing the influence apparently wielded by West and his wife, Kim Kardashian.
“I feel like we don’t fully appreciate how weird it is that Kim and Kanye have a direct line to the president. It’s like — I don’t know what it’s like. It’s not like anything. It’s like if Nicole and Lionel Richie had a line to George Bush to tell him how to get out of Iraq.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“And I love that he added the dollar sign to ‘A$AP.’ The man doesn’t know the difference between ‘you’re’ and ‘your,’ but A$AP Rocky? Nails it, no problem.” — JIMMY KIMMEL