Jon Stewart Stands Up for Trevor Noah

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During Monday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart took time to talk about the Twitter backlash surrounding his replacement, Trevor Noah. "I know there was a large kerfuffle on Tweeeeeeeeeeter. But I can say this without hesitation: Trevor Noah will earn your trust and respect … or not," Stewart said. "Just as I earned your trust and respect … or did not." Stewart went on to praise Noah and poke a little more fun at his own departure, before moving on with the show. The network has also stood by its heir apparent and last week released this statement: "Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included. To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair. Trevor is a talented comedian with a bright future at Comedy Central."