Trevor Noah's verdict on Donald Trump and his Nigel Farage suggestion

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Talk show host Trevor Noah says Donald Trump's backing for Nigel Farage as UK ambassador to America shows he has "no concept of a presidency" and is just "hooking up his friends".

The host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show was commenting on the President-elect's suggestion on Twitter that the former Ukip leader would make a "great" ambassador.

Trevor Noah (Evan Agostini/AP/Press Association Images)
Trevor Noah (Evan Agostini/AP/Press Association Images)

Noah, 32, said: "I don't think it will happen, but I think it just displays to you how Trump has no concept of a presidency. He is just existing the way he was before he was president, or president-elect, and he is just running his business and hooking up his friends and that is really all it is."

The outspoken television host added that Mr Trump's comments were "just a taste of what is going to come".

He added: "We are probably in for a ride where Donald Trump will do what Donald Trump has always done and that is, he will put himself first and everyone else second."

The Daily Show's host Trevor Noah speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention center, in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Daily Show's host Trevor Noah speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards Dinner at the Washington Convention in September. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

South Africa-born Noah recently visited the UK from New York to promote his book called Born A Crime: Stories From A South African childhood.

The book chronicles moments from his youth as he negotiates growing up in the "twilight of apartheid" in South Africa, the son of a black Xhosa mother and white European father, whose union was illegal under apartheid laws.

He said: "I wrote the book for myself and then I realised by the end that it was a love letter to my mom."

Noah credits his mother, Patricia, for his success and says he hopes "people walk away appreciating their parents more" after reading his book.

Among the 18 stories he shares is the harrowing moment his now ex-stepfather shot his mother in the head.

She survived the attack and Noah lauds her as a "really amazing woman".

Trevor Noah on The Daily Show (Evan Agostini/AP/Press Association Images)
Trevor Noah on The Daily Show (Evan Agostini/AP/Press Association Images)

"I am where I am with no doubt because of her, we are where we are as a family because of her," he says.

"I think that is the case for many people in South Africa who were in a situation where their mothers raised them... their mothers had to do a lot more than a single parent would normally have to do to get them where they needed to be."

The cover of Trevor Noah's new book
The cover of Trevor Noah's new book

Noah started his career as a stand-up comedian and took over the popular US talk show from Jon Stewart, who bowed out after 16 years as host.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah is published by John Murray Press and is available now.