Jon Stewart is really, really happy about Donald Trump's presidential campaign

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Jon Stewart couldn't be happier about Donald Trump's newly minted presidential campaign.

Following Trump's presidential-campaign announcement on Tuesday, the outgoing "Daily Show" host thanked Trump for providing great material for Stewart's last few weeks.

"Thank you Donald Trump for making my last six weeks the best six weeks," Stewart said. "He is putting me in some kind of comedy hospice."

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FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. Stewart says Aug. 6, 2015 will be his last night hosting Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Stewart set the date in the closing moments of Monday, April 20 edition of the parody newscast. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, file)
Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," tapes a segment of the Comedy Central cable network's mock news program Thursday, April 20, 2000 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Photo by: Peter Kramer STAR MAX, Inc. - copyright 2001 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 1/23/01 Jon Stewart at the Silver Lining Benefit. (NYC) (Star Max via AP Images)
Comedian Jon Stewart accepts the award on behalf of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" after it won for outstanding variety, music, or comedy series at the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at the Shrine Auditorium on Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Jon Stewart poses with his two trophy backstage at the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Stewart won for outstanding variety, music or comedy series and for outstanding writing for a variety, music or comedy series. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Anderson Cooper, left, and Jon Stewart arrive at the celebration for Time magazine's annual '100 most influential people' issue in New York City Tuesday, April 19, 2005. (AP Photo/John Smock)
Jon Stewart hugs presenter Brad Garrett, center, as presenter Patricia Heaton holds the Emmy he accepted for the outstanding variety, music or comedy series for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" at the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Jon Stewart, host of the "Daily Show" poses for a picture at Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, in New York. Stewart is set to host this year's Academy Awards telecast March 5th. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Oscar host Jon Stewart, second from left, jokes around with Oscar producer Gil Cates, left, after the conclusion of the 78th Academy Awards Sunday, March 5, 2006, in Los Angeles. Bruce Vilanch is at far right. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Senator Edward M. Kennedy, D- Mass., left, makes an appearance on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", Thursday, April 20, 2006. Kennedy is promoting his book titled "America Back On Track". (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Jon Stewart holds the award his show won for outstanding directing for a variety, music or comedy program for the "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday, Aug. 27, 2006, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
Daily Show host Jon Stewart appears on a taping on Comedy Centrals "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York, Tuesday Sept. 25, 2007. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Jon Stewart, host of the 80th Academy Awards, poses for a photo at the Kodak Theater in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, speaks with host Jon Stewart during a break at a taping of The Daily Show on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0166 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jon Stewart during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on November 19, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Jon Stewart and Tracy McShane arrive at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2010 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, left, talks with Jon Stewart during an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Stewart will end his show on Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
Comedian Jon Stewart speaks to the crowd his Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) John Stewart and Stephen Colbert during the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by /Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)
FILE - This Nov. 30, 2011 file photo shows television host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in New York. Stewart will sign off for good on Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Brad Barket, File)
Jon Stewart, left, presents Don Rickles with the Johnny Carson Award at The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York, Saturday, April 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Jon Stewart, winner Outstanding Varety Series for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart", poses backstage at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jon Stewart performs at the 6th Annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert for injured service members and veterans on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 28: Host Jon Stewart at 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' covers the Midterm elections in Austin with 'Democalypse 2014: South By South Mess' at ZACH Theatre on October 28, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for Comedy Central)
Comedian Jon Stewart performs at the Stand Up for Heroes event at Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, in New York. (John Minchillo/Invision/AP)
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton reacts to host Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Actor Gael Garcia Bernal (L) and director/writer/producer Jon Stewart attend 'Rosewater' New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: Jon Stewart performs onstage at The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation present the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for New York Comedy Festival)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 7: Stewart is seen at the Royal York Hotel. Jon Stewart (of the Daily Show fame) directed and wrote a film called Rosewater about a journalist who was detained and tortured in Iran after an interview on American television. The film was shown at TIFF. (Richard Lautens/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TELLURIDE, CO - AUGUST 29: Director Jon Stewart and journalist Maziar Bahari speak at a Q&A for 'Rosewater' at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival - Day 1 on August 29, 2014 in Telluride, Colorado. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images For Telluride Film Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Martin Scorsese, Don Rickles, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Johnny Depp attend Spike TV's 'Don Rickles: One Night Only' on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Spike TV)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Jon Stewart speaks onstage at Spike TV's 'Don Rickles: One Night Only' on May 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Spike TV)
Jon Stewart hosts Comedy Central's "Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs" at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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"The Daily Show" host giddily mocked Trump's idiosyncratic announcement speech, noting the real-estate mogul's numerous factual inaccuracies, boastful statements about his money, and decision to descend into his announcement from one of his hotel escalators.

Stewart described the speech as "over half an hour of the most beautifully ridiculous jibber-jabber ever to pour forth from the mouth of a bats--- billionaire."

On Wednesday, the New York-area tabloids skewered Trump — the New York Daily News altered a photo to show Trumps face with clown makeup, while amNew York went with a pun on Trump's wealth ("That's Rich!").

Comedians and media outlets weren't the only ones laughing at Trump. This week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) couldn't hold back his laughter when Fox News host Sean Hannity asked him to respond to criticism from Trump.

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Donald Trump, left, and Miss Universe, Gabriela Isler, of Venezuela, talk during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Doral, Fla. Three of the last six Miss Universe titles have gone to Venezuelan contestants. This year's Miss Universe competition has a unique undertone: It will take place in South Florida, home to the largest number of Venezuelans in the U.S., the majority strongly against the current Venezuelan government. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Supporters chant as they wait for developer Donald Trump to announce that he will seek the Republican nominaiton for president, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
DES MOINES, IA - MAY 16: Businessman Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event sponsored by the Republican Party of Iowa gave several Republican presidential hopefuls an opportunity to strengthen their support among Iowa Republicans ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - MAY 16: Businessman Donald Trump speaks to guests gathered for the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner at the Iowa Events Center on May 16, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. The event sponsored by the Republican Party of Iowa gave several Republican presidential hopefuls an opportunity to strengthen their support among Iowa Republicans ahead of the 2016 Iowa caucus. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
GREENVILLE, SC - MAY 09: Buisnessman Donald Trump speaks during the Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015 in Greenville, South Carolina. Trump joined potential presidential candidates in addressing the event hosted by conservative group Citizens United. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty Images)
NASHUA, NH - APRIL 18: Donald Trump speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 18, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. The Summit brought together local and national Republicans and was attended by all the Republicans candidates as well as those eyeing a run for the nomination. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
CELEBRITY APPRENTICE -- Live Finale -- Pictured: Donald Trump -- (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 27: Chairman and president of the Trump Organization Donald Trump addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 27, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 27: Chairman and president of the Trump Organization Donald Trump addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 27, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Conservative activists attended the annual political conference to discuss their agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
OXON HILL, MD - FEBRUARY 27: Businessman Donald Trump addresses a packed house during CPAC2015 (Conservative Political Action Conference) at the National Harbor Gaylord on Friday, February 27, 2015, in Oxon Hill, MD. The three-day conference features many of the people who are exploring the possibility of running to be the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States in the 2016 presidential election. (photo by jahi chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
DORAL, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Ivanka Trump, Jack Nicklaus, Donald Trump and Butch Buchholz at the unveiling of the Jack Nicklaus Villa at Trump Doral at Trump National Doral on February 20, 2015 in Doral, Florida. (Photo by Manny Hernandez/Getty Images)
CELEBRITY APPRENTICE -- Live Finale -- Pictured: (l-r) Donald Trump, Jr., Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump -- (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CELEBRITY APPRENTICE -- Live Finale -- Pictured: (l-r) Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Leeza Gibbons, Donald Trump, Jr. -- (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Donald Trump, president and chief executive officer of Trump Organization Inc., speaks during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The talent show that is a presidential campaign began in earnest Saturday as more than 1,200 Republican activists who probably will vote in Iowa's caucuses packed into a historic Des Moines theater to see and hear from a parade of their party's prospective entries. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Donald Trump, president and chief executive officer of Trump Organization Inc., speaks during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The talent show that is a presidential campaign began in earnest Saturday as more than 1,200 Republican activists who probably will vote in Iowa's caucuses packed into a historic Des Moines theater to see and hear from a parade of their party's prospective entries. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Donald Trump, president and chief executive officer of Trump Organization Inc., speaks during the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The talent show that is a presidential campaign began in earnest Saturday as more than 1,200 Republican activists who probably will vote in Iowa's caucuses packed into a historic Des Moines theater to see and hear from a parade of their party's prospective entries. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16: Donald Trump attends the NBCUniversal 2015 press tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 16: Donald Trump attends the NBCUniversal 2015 press tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 16, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 23: (EDITOR'S NOTE: A special effects camera lens was used for this image.) Donald Trump attends the Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C Groundbreaking Ceremony at Old Post Office on July 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - MAY 30: Donald Trump, chairman and president of the Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, speaks during day two of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 30, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Members of the Republican Party are scheduled to speak at the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference, which hosts 1,500 delegates from across the country through May 31st. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Donald Trump, host of the television series "The Celebrity Apprentice," mugs for photographers at the NBC 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Donald Trump and Melania Trump attend the 20th Anniversary European School of Economics New York Ball benefit at Trump Tower on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, New York. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
Donald Trump takes part in a ground breaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel on the site of the Old Post Office, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo)
Donald Trump poses for photographs during a ground breaking ceremony for the Trump International Hotel on the site of the Old Post Office, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo)
Donald Trump poses during a red carpet event before the Miss USA 2014 pageant in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Donald Trump addresses the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La., Friday, May 30, 2014. Midterm election campaigns are in full swing, but several thousand Republicans gathering in Louisiana look toward a bigger prize. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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