This Is The 'Daily Show' Interview Jon Stewart Regrets Most

04/20/2015 09:16 am ET | Updated Apr 20, 2015
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Jon Stewart spent 16 years behind the desk of "The Daily Show," but there's only one interview he really regrets.

In a discussion with The Guardian, the host said he wishes he questioned former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld harder about his role in the Bush administration's post-9/11 conflicts. Rumsfeld visited "The Daily Show" in 2011 to discuss his memoir Known and Unknown.

"I should have pushed, but he’s very adept at deflecting," Stewart told The Guardian. “That interview with Rumsfeld went shitty, but it’s still just an interview. He’s the one who has to live with the repercussions of what he really did, so there’s nothing that could happen on my show that carries that same level of regret.”

The host went on to say the reason behind his choice to leave "The Daily Show," noting that it had nothing to do with the show not working any longer. "It was more, ‘Yup, it’s working. But I’m not getting the same satisfaction.'"

"Daily Show" correspondent Trevor Noah will take over hosting the show later this year when Stewart steps down. Back in March, Stewart joked that he was so thrilled for Noah that he might even consider returning as a correspondent.

For the full interview, head over to The Guardian.

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