Trump's threat to stop doing business with countries, like China, that trade with the pariah state and his negative remarks about South Korea appeasing its neighbor actually showed him to be "a genius," Noah joked.
"Anyone can threaten an enemy," said Noah. "But threatening the two countries he needs most to have on his side right now? That's genius."
Noah then likened Trump to a prisoner "who proves he shouldn't be messed with by shanking his own friends. That's who he is!"
Trump's strategy may eventually terrify North Korea into backing down.
"Or, he's a total idiot and he's gonna get us all killed," Noah said.