Jon Stewart is blown away by what he's seeing in Ukraine ... first by Volodymyr Zelensky's remarkable leadership, and second by seeing war play out in real-time on social media.
We got the former 'Daily Show' host Wednesday on Capitol Hill and asked him about the Russian invasion and what he's seeing from his fellow comic, who is now leading Ukraine.
Jon says comedians are usually not the most courageous bunch ... which is what makes Zelensky's strong leadership in the face of the massive Russian army so impressive.
The Russians have the military advantage, at least on paper, and are bombing the crap out of Ukraine ... and Jon says it's remarkable to see Zelensky and his people holding it together in the face of danger.
Jon also says it's unfathomable to see the real cost of war unfold on TikTok, pointing out it's a lot more intense than the old WWII footage, and offers this sobering point ... we're not that far away from the grand mistakes of the past.
Still, it's clear Jon believes Ukraine is in good hands with their entertainer-turned-president ... and Stewart tells us if he thinks another celeb president would work in the States.