On Thursday night’s episode of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah reflected on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s “Arrested Embarrassment,” discussing everything from his beard and cat, to what this means for the future of press freedom.
Assange allegedly helped former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning hack into the U.S. Defense Department in 2010. He also spent years helping to reveal government secrets and documents, such as the Hillary Clinton’s hacked DNC emails before the 2016 election. On Thursday, UK police finally arrested him at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he has spent the last seven years.
Now, in the words of Noah, policed “carried him out of the Embassy like he was an old couch.”
Tune in for a recap of Assange’s big day, and to learn about the close personal friend who Noah thinks betrayed him.