(Daily Beast) -- On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump was named Time’s Person of the Year, a title that has previously been awarded to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. And in late November, Trump supporter Tomi Lahren joined past punching bags Chris Christie and Bill O’Reilly in the grand tradition of controversial Daily Show interviewees. In the year of Trump, political discourse has become more polarized than ever. Actually talking across the aisle has become as difficult as separating real news from manufactured ravings. In light of this much-discussed “bubble,” The Daily Show host decided to engage in a televised conversation with far-right darling Tomi Lahren. On the surface, this is a pretty decent idea. Ultra-blond and uber tan, with clavicles you could take a shot out of, Lahren makes for good TV.
As a talking head for The Blaze, Glenn Beck’s digital network, Lahren has championed a number of controversial opinions, proving herself diametrically opposed to Trevor Noah on issues ranging from Islamophobia to Black Lives Matter. A showdown between the white pundit and the liberal South African promised some explosive chemistry; for Noah, it was doubtlessly an opportunity to school Lahren on some of her more overtly racist opinions.