Saudi Arabia’s Political Purge: The Daily Show

Saudi Arabia’s Political Purge: The Daily Show


There has been a lot of news
this week out of Saudi Arabia, which is basically America’s
kooky rich uncle who occasionally beheads people. We all have one. But over the weekend, the kingdom went through
some serious turmoil. TV REPORTER:
Breaking news. TV REPORTER: Breaking news
out of Saudi Arabia. Palace intrigue
to the nth degree. We’re seeing a truly historic
upheaval unfold right now. A royal purge in Saudi Arabia. Rounding up several
high profile people. Major arrests in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, a Saudi prince
and several colleagues were killed in a helicopter
crash on Sunday. Saudis also intercepted a
ballistic missile, that missile fired from Yemen. TV REPORTER: What in the world
is going on in Saudi Arabia? The biggest story by far,
is the heir to the throne, Prince Mohammed bin Salman,
right? Who has been arresting
most of the other princes, a sheik-ton of them, and Saudi Arabia has–
thank you– -Saudi Arabia…
-(laughter and applause) Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
has more princes than a Minneapolis
Halloween party. It’s so hard to keep track
of these people. And that’s what makes
this story peculiar, right? Saudi Arabia is ruled by one big
family, the House of Saud. So right now,
we don’t really know if we need to send in the UN,
or Andy Cohen. And the kingdom is calling this
a crackdown on corrupt princes, but I
don’t know if you buy it, because they’re Saudi princes. Like, what do you mean
“corruption”? Like, they already have
all the money. Just look at this prince’s
private airplane. Look at that.
That’s his normal ride. How do you bribe that guy? As, as it turns out,
as it turns out, there might be more going on
here than just corruption. What’s being presented as a
crackdown on corruption, in my opinion, that’s a total
smoke screen for what this is, is an abrupt
consolidation of power by the crown prince and the
elimination of rivals. Wait a minute. Consolidating power
and getting rid of his political rivals. I wonder how President Trump
feels about this whole thing? President Trump is responding to the rapidly moving
developments in Saudi Arabia. In two tweets yesterday,
Trump endorsed Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman’s new corruption crackdown,
tweeting, quote, “I have great confidence
in King Salman “and the crown prince
of Saudi Arabia. They know exactly what
they are doing.” Of course, Trump loves this. Locking up political rivals
is Trump’s wet dream. He probably phoned the prince
and he was like, (mimics Trump):
“Is it true? It is true that you’re locking up all
the enemies?” He’s like, (Egyptian accent): “That’s
right, Donald. All of them. (mimics Trump):
“Even Hillary? (Egyptian accent): “No, Donald,
this is a different country. (mimics Trump);
Oh, sad.” (laughter and applause) (normal voice):
Now, now, look, I’m not saying that Trump endorsed
these arrests, but I’m not saying
that he didn’t. The crown prince now has ties
to Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law
and senior advisor, who actually took an unannounced
trip to Saudi Arabia just days before
this mass purge, and was reportedly up
until 4:00 a.m., hanging out
with the crown prince. Oh. Goddamn, J. Kush and the
prince up till 4:00 a.m. Yeah. What could they possibly
have been doing– Oh, yeah. Probably like, (“A Whole New World” tune)
♪ Let’s take over the world ♪ ♪ Revenge on all of our rivals ♪ Sing, Jared. ♪ Ah… ♪ Now… now, to be fair, to be fair, the situation in Saudi Arabia is a lot more complicated
than that, right? The crown prince isn’t just
trying to grab power, he’s also trying to modernize
Saudi Arabia. Side-lining the old guard could
let him diversify the economy, and expand women’s rights. So the kingdom might become
more autocratic, but it also might
become more free, which is a paradox, you know? It’s like how
not being monogamous can actually strengthen
a relationship, you know? I mean, I’m, I’m not saying
that would be a good idea, I’m-I’m just saying experts have
found this to be true. Which a couple could test if
certain people weren’t so rigid, but I’m just pointing that out. But no matter what the reasons,
long story short, long story short, these princes
are being detained and Saudi Arabia
being Saudi Arabia, they’re being held in Riyadh’s
harshest accommodations. 11 princes and nearly 40 current
or former officials detained, reportedly being held at the
lavish Ritz Carlton in Saudi Arabia in Riyadh. Arrested at the Ritz Carlton?
Wow. That’s how you know
your country’s rich, the world’s best hotel
is your prison. It definitely makes it hard to
complain about being oppressed. “I am been caged like an animal! “My rights are being curtailed! Alexa, play some mood music!” And the warden is probably like,
“Hey, quiet down, or you go to the Marriott!” “No!”

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  1. Like seriously 😳 is that hotel where they got prisoned 🤪😂 lol 😂 I can't even afford 7/11!!!

  2. You are complaining of the racism all the time , and you just one !! Do your research. Be an educated and stop doing that same old same play. Please don't talk about something that you don't really know . I am really disappointed in you

  3. if you think a tv network owner is a political rival to the king you are delusional, the people that were arrested were mostly business men not even members of the royal family. The prince who died in an airplane crash was loved and it was actually an accident, what the crown prince is doing is actually very positive and its just frustrating to see how the media is deleting all his good deeds because they just can't accept a decent Arab Muslim leader. I used to love this show thinking it has no agenda to push but apparently it does. They are willing to manipulate truth so it can fit their agenda which is very disappointing honestly because it seems like there is not one source of news that is honest and Neutral.

  4. I think Saudi oil money over there, and their begotten riches, has affected how Americans gathered wealth. Rich people are mentally ill when it comes to their greed. They cannot get enough and the rich in the US didn't used to be so rich. THEY are tearing this nation apart. It's not the ideals this nation was founded on. Founding Fathers were against big corporations!

  5. Saudi Arabia new leader is a lier and his an embarrassment for the previous great and I mean great leaders , even if you were there enemy can't say they are not honest

  6. I blame trump because after his visit to Saudi this occurred as well as the pointless qatar blockade

  7. I’m Saudi and ik he is partially right but still a lot of these ppl were ppl who were truly corrupt alit of the lower ranked princes used their ancestry just to get out of paying utility bills and almost made their family go bankrupt and the others who weren’t princes and had companies would neglect to pay their employees some of these people are truly corrupt but some aren’t some were just innocent ppl who got caught up in this cuz MBS aka the crown prince needs funding for his extravagant projects and u ask me how ik this ik bc my uncle was one of the ppl wrongly imprisoned he conducted his business by the law MBS just did that cuz he knew some of the ppl imprisoned and he was rich

  8. 1:20
    !! Corruption doesn't mean bribery only
    there are other forms of corruption include theft of public money
    That money is not theirs, It belongs to all the people of KSA, but they keep it for themselves
    Oh and about 4:25 that's only for the corrupt princes
    The rest of people are imprisoned without guilt and obtain the maximum types of torment

  9. The government took more than 800 billion USD from princes and riches and still some people in the retz carlton

  10. As the minster of saudi said, Americans are not happy about how KSA is run, and when they changes is happening for a better they dont like it either … trevor you look so stupid today, for the first time i see how you need to be educate about the Mideast, tell the truth dont just tell parts you like , Americans dont know anything about the outside world, with programs like this 🤣 i dont blame them for looking stupid

  11. God bless Saudi Arabia. The whole world wants to change us the way they want and we won't accept it. that's why some hates us for it and some understand it.

  12. the video is from an electricity power damage and not missile that why no car ran away and its old vedio.. You are so ignorant and fake !!!

  13. MBS arrested those princes for power ? He is the Eihr of the corown. His father is the king. What more power does he need? Saying that you don’t buy that there is curroption in Saudi Arabia is because your not Aware of the situation.

  14. There is one deference between the white people and Arabs , Arabs have two to three wife's and white men have one wife and to two girl friends the only deference is Arabs don't share there women with other men and the whites people have no control over the matter do to equal rights , that just the way it is

  15. it's quite funny and almost innocent when people say he is trying to get control or he is trying to get rid of opponents Dear humans : He is THE CROWN PRINCE THE FUTURE KING !! and above that all saudis people support and back him . What power does he try to gain!!!! OH My God!

  16. The devil is in the details of this redacted script. Their will be no victors when this story is played out in real-time. Donny likes to consider himself to be a stable genius that has considered every aspect of his newest scheme but based on his ability to judge character accreditation /One has to be wondering just how he can be figuring that he comes out looking like Wise King Midas once the discovery of manipulation of events is discovered . If he thinks he can pinpoint the “Prince As his Patsy randomly selected to take A fall for practiced vigilante activities he would certainly be allowing himself far too much credit. Eventually the columns will give way and the structure of a whimsical trap is surely going to be sprung and Trump will be found to be the rightful culprit earning credit for this most lucrative plan uncovered.

  17. He got it wrong. At 4:39 he said “Alexa, play some mood music.” When the proper saying is “That’s so sad, Alexa play despacito.”

  18. عبيد ترمب ، خونة الإسلام ، لو كان الرسول (ص) حيا ما كان ليرضى بهذا

  19. The true ugly face of saudi arabia is not even touched here .

    never take the opinion of a brain washed saudi patriot about the ugly side of his country , he is incapable of seeing it .

    just ask the saudies how many non saudies were deported this year from suadi arabia . and why .. and please do listen to how they tend to rationalize such a crime .
    how many yemeni people were killed in yemen last year alone because of the saudi war on yemen . and please do listen to how they rationalize their crimes .
    how many unemployed people are there in the richest country in the world ..
    how many saudi people are living in poverty .
    what kind of human rights non-saudies non-white people get there
    what saudies think about the LGBT community .
    what happens to any opposition in saudi arabia ?
    what is the level of freedom of speach in saudi arabia and can you criticize anything about the government ?
    why were more than 200 moderate muslim clerics thrown to jail ?
    what will happen to any one who will sympathies ( emotionally ) with Qatar ?

    the list goes on .. i am just scratching the surface .

    and not welling to waste time debating with Saudis ..

    there is an arabic saying that says : only those who benefit from the market who say that the market was great .

    in other words ..

    the majority inside the kingdom are suffering ,, saudies and non saudies ,..

    only a very fortunate few get to have absolute power above others ..

    Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

    its the most corrupted regime on earth .

  20. This is hilarious, so sad because i have good memories at the Ritz Carlton and now we call it in Saudi Arabia VIP prison hahaha

  21. as a half saudi i gotta say this is actually right there is so much corruption but most who came in power gave a blind eye and all the arrests are for people not even close to power like one was the fucking minister of health in the second smallest state how could he take power

  22. Trevor i love ur funny stand ups nd ur shows but this vedio just hit me bro im jr big fan but the information u got about saudi is really wrong first u said about behead it is a law which makes us nd specially women safe just check our crime rate u cant find burglary rape or murder soo often (far better than American) us has one of the highest rape rate nd murder rate coz people know that thay aint gonna suffer more but when it comes to Saudi they will think twise also as isalm teaches u cant differentiate people by cast colour or rich nor poor so even if its our high authority or the white we r gonns punish them also the amount of charity will show that the poverty rate r really low nd there is no need of stealing until ur groody enough. Or women r really safe coz raping is aa last thing u ll think of in saudi

  23. Ain't that some shit. You criticize the US holding children of criminals in a "lavish" prison yet you can openly mock the same thing happening to another part of the world. Jesus such a 2 face

  24. On a similar note that is why there is a push for renewable and solar energy. The goal is the replace the oil industry and create a class of renewable energy sheiks with comparable wealth.

    It's not about the environment.

  25. 2:31??TRUMP said? i know its not funE why am i ROFL?? a tear even! arato cruel world lmao

  26. I like being free to say that Putin is a criminal piece of garbage. And that religion is a poison fed to babies.

  27. I don't know how this man got a daily show considering he is smart, funny and humble…
    Just hit the subscribe button.

  28. Stupid man talking about politics, it's really sad how rediclous famous people talking about very complicated issues

  29. OMG 😂 when he talks about the King and Jared hanging out and starts singing like Jared #deadonthefloorlaughingsohardmysidehurts

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