Daily Show's Trevor Noah says Iowa GOP caucus 'stopped mattering years ago'

"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said the Iowa GOP caucuses no longer matter. (Screengrab)
"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said the Iowa GOP caucuses no longer matter. (Screengrab)

Iowa Republicans might have had good reason to stiff The Daily Show, but the move drew a predictable reaction.  The party turned down the program’s request to cover a major gathering of the presidential contenders saying they thought the program would come only to make fun of their state. New host Trevor Noah was miffed.

"Our problem isn't with Iowa as a state, it's with its bloated role in the American elections," Noah said. "I don't understand, especially because Iowa's Republican caucus stopped mattering years ago. It in no way determines the party nominee, let alone the general election winners. Ask Mike Huckabee and even less-President Rick Santorum."

We thought we’d look into Noah’s assertion that Iowa’s GOP caucus no longer matters and that it "in no way determines the party nominee."

Read the full fact-check here.