Cicadas are seemingly everywhere in the U.S., with the Brood X bringing their signature sound to parts of the country en masse. Even President Joe Biden met one up close on Wednesday, swatting a cicada who apparently decided to try being a decorative brooch on the president’s neck.
The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah had plenty to say on the presidential swatting, after Biden issued the words “I just got one, he got me” in a press conference.
“Oh shit, a cicada got Joe Biden? Yo man, I’m no scientist but I’m pretty sure that means Joe Biden is now going to turn into a cicada.”
Noah pointed out that the national cicada presence has had an unexpected impact on people’s lives. “For people living in areas where these cicadas have taken over, they’re basically ruining your life,” he quipped. “I mean, you walk out your front door, they’re all over your lawn. You drive to work, they’re running your car off the road. You stumble home, they’re in bed with your spouse.” Read more…