Trevor Noah kept it simple Thursday in explaining why sanctioning Russian oligarchs can help stop Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. (Watch the video below.)
The United States and its allies tried to freeze the bank accounts, yachts, real estate and even the Chelsea football team of the Russian president’s billionaire cronies.
“It’s because they’re Putin’s friends, and that means, maybe, maybe if you make their life shittier, maybe they’ll try to make sense of it,” he said. Noah. “Let’s be honest. That’s life. Rich people complain, that’s how shit always gets done.
At least eight of the rich and dirty tycoons have now spoken out publicly against the war, according to Noah. It’s a beginning.
But the deployment of correspondent Roy Wood Jr.’s comedy show on one of the superyachts might have set the cause back a bit.