Shutdown Day 20: Trump Heads to the Border | The Daily Show

Today marks day 20 of
the federal government shutdown. Farmers can’t get the loans
that they’re promised, people are facing evictions,
and the government’s so broke they had to start renting the
Lincoln Memorial out on Airbnb. And because 800,000
government workers are not being paid, some of them
were rallying in D.C. today. So we sent Michael Kosta
to show some support. It’s day 20 of the second longest
government shutdown in history. 1995, we’re comin’ for ya! Whoo! With no end in sight,
civil servants are marching on Washington, D.C.,
and the president knows why. People that won’t get
next week’s pay, or the following week’s pay, I think if you ever
really looked at those people, I think they’d say,
“Mr. President, keep going.” He’s talking about people
who work for the IRS or Homeland Security or NASA and are about to miss
their first paycheck. Time to give
these people a chance to speak
to the president directly and to tell him to keep going! This is a card
for President Trump to tell him to keep going. You write whatever you want
to President Trump -on his “Keep Going” card.
-American Federation of Government Employees,
hell no. He wrote,
“Keep going, Mr. President. We are all not behind you.” You mean “not not,”
is what he meant to write. Stop… the… B.S. “Stop the B.S.” Bad Seeds trying to come in
from over the border, right? We got it, Ryan. See? The people do support
the president. You tell President Trump
exactly how much you support him in what he’s doing. Don’t hold back. Maybe this rally just needs
a good, simple chant. Keep going! Keep going! Keep going, Mr. President!
Keep going, Mr. President! Where is everybody leaving? Come back. -(cheering, applause)
-Michael Kosta, everyone. Thanks so much, Michael. Now, with all the support
behind him, President Trump decided
to plow forward on proving his case
for a border wall. So today the commander in chief
put on his travel Barbie outfit and flew down
to the southern border to get a firsthand account
of the situation. And while he was there, he gave us all
a drunk history lesson. They say a wall is medieval.
Well, so is a wheel. A wheel is older than a wall. And I look,
and every single car out there, even the really expensive ones
that the Secret Service uses– and believe me,
they are expensive. I said,
“Do they all have wheels?” “Yes.”
“Oh, I thought it was medieval.” The wheel is older
than the wall, you know that? And, uh, there are some things
that work. You know what?
A wheel works, and a wall works. You know, if a football player
got up after a tackle and started talking like that,
the trainer would be like, “Uh, we need to get you
to the locker room now. Your brain is not okay.” And just by the way,
I don’t even… I can’t believe
we have to say this. If there are any kids watching that are gonna use this
on a history test, walls are actually much older
than the wheel. Right? 6,000 years older
than the wheel. (cheering and applause) Like, back in the day,
cavemen had walls. So I guess people should stop
calling Trump a Neanderthal, because a Neanderthal
would know that. #NotMyNeanderthal. Now, uh, after putting
the president’s word through Google Translate,
I think what he’s trying to say is that just because the wall
is old technology doesn’t mean it’s not gonna
be effective, right? The only problem is since walls
have been around for so long, people have had centuries to figure out how
to get through them. The president
in the Oval Office address and his administration
have been pushing this idea now of this, a steel slat barrier,
which is already in use down here
along the southern border. We know from DHS testing
over the course of the last year that all of President Trump’s
prototypes were breachable in some way. But now, for the first time, NBC News has exclusively
obtained a photograph of the steel slat barrier style
border wall design that was clearly cut through with what we are told
is a household saw. Okay, okay. Now, you laugh,
but to be fair, to be fair, you can’t just get through
with a household saw, okay? You also need some
immigrant can-do work ethic. ‘Cause let me tell you,
’cause let me tell you, I’ve tried…
I’ve tried sawing before, and that shit takes forever. After five minutes I was like,
“Forget it. I’m just gonna bury the body
in one piece. Like…” Actually, it’s so hard to saw
through that level of steel that I think
if a Mexican manages to saw his way into America, we should just give
that person a job. Yeah. Yeah, like,
just hire them. In fact, here’s my pitch.
Here’s my pitch. That should be how you do
merit-based immigration, right? However they manage to get in
should just be, like, the skill that you use to your advantage
in America. If you saw through,
you work in construction. Go, straightaway. Straightaway. If they climb over the wall,
you’re a firefighter now. Go, go, go, go. And then, all you guys
running away, we’ll see you
on the Olympic team! (chanting):
U.S.A. U.S.A. U.S.A. -MAN: U.S.A.
-U.S…. No, no, you, S.A. You, S.A. (laughter) Now… now, you… now, you’d think…
you’d think… you’d think the news that you can just saw through
a steel wall would be devastating news
for Trump, but apparently
he already knows about this, and he’s not concerned. There’s nothing
that can’t be penetrated, but you fix it. But it’s a very difficult thing
to do. But that’s a wall,
and they have other walls. We have many walls
under consideration. Even concrete. There’s acid
that can go through concrete. Don’t give them more ideas.
What are you doing? (laughter) I didn’t even know
that was possible. You’re gonna build a wall and then tell everyone how
to get through it? Trump would be
the worst bank robber ever. “This is a stickup!
But I’ve got weak wrists. “If you hit me right here,
the gun will fly out. It’s just gonna fly out.
Right here.” (laughter) But look,
I get what he’s saying. Again, I get it. Even if a wall
isn’t 100% impenetrable, it’s still better than nothing. And America’s gonna need
all the help it can get, because the way Trump tells it, things on the border
are about to get nuts. Here’s the story. There is another major caravan forming right now in Honduras. And so far we’re trying
to break it up. But so far it’s bigger
than anything we’ve seen. Wow. Another caravan. It’s so convenient how whenever
Trump needs to win something, a big, scary caravan
is always coming to kill us all. ‘Cause first
it was the midterms, and now it’s the shutdown. Like, I feel like
if Trump isn’t careful, he’s gonna run into a
“Boy Who Cried Wolf” situation. You know? Someday
there is gonna be a big caravan full of ISIS,
drug dealers and Shreks pouring over the border. And Trump will be like, “There
really is a caravan this time.” And we’ll be like,
“Whatever, old man. Aah! The Shrek’s
eating my face!” But still, like,
a caravan is forming across the southern border
and making its way north? I don’t know why,
but the president makes it sound like a hurricane of Hondurans
is heading for the U.S. You know? No, I mean, like, say what you want
about him as president, but Donald Trump would make
a great immigration weatherman. Here’s the story. There is another major caravan forming right now in Honduras. And so far we’re trying
to break it up. But so far it’s bigger
than anything we’ve seen. And a drone isn’t gonna stop it, and a sensor
isn’t gonna stop it. But you know what’s
gonna stop it in its tracks? A nice, powerful wall. (laughter) -So…
-(cheering and applause) So, clearly… Clearly, Trump is not budging
from his insistence on a wall, which means this shutdown
will keep going on for who knows how long, and that’s going to be
extremely hard on a lot of these workers, especially considering that many
of these government employees have to keep working even
if they’re not getting paid. And I’m talking everyone, all the way from Secret Service
to the TSA. And say what you want
about the TSA, but they work hard
to keep us safe. If they don’t get paid
for a long time, I’m afraid that airports could
start to look a lot like this. Hey, did they say
when we’re gonna get paid? Nope. (beeping) You good, man.
Come on through. -(hissing)
-(beeping continuing) Yo, I’m thinking
about becoming an Uber driver. That’s a good idea. I might renew my license. Do you get a car with that? No, those are personal.
They smell too bad. I mean, who knows how long
this thing’s gonna last? Trump said it could be years. Years? Yo, that’s crazy. Man, at least,
when I worked at McDonald’s, we could, like, take
free burgers home and stuff. Here, if I take somebody’s
luggage, then it’s a problem. -(beeping) -(horse neighs)
-Yeah, we just got to face it. Washington doesn’t care
about the little man. -All they care about is lining
their pockets -(alarm whooping) with corporate dollars–
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hey. (whooping stops) This a sandwich? Oh, my God, I’m starving.
Go ahead. Have a safe flight. -(beeping)
-Yeah. -Is that banh mi?
-Mm-hmm. -Can I get some of that?
-Yeah, man, jump in. -Oh, my God, I haven’t eaten
since Tuesday. -Jump in. -Go on, man.
-(audience awwing) Roy Wood Jr. and
Jaboukie Young-White, everybody.

100 Replies to “Shutdown Day 20: Trump Heads to the Border | The Daily Show”

  1. I thought Mexico was paying for the wall guess not!!!!! Either ways the wall is a waste of time they will find a way to get by it by making a tunnel underground or flying by air is a waste of time 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️open the government back up !!!!!

  2. House GOP voted to give all government workers their first paycheck, all Republicans voted yes, and only 6 Democrats voted yes. The remaining 200 voted no. Let that sink in. F all you librards.

  3. The Dems don’t give a shit about the American people, all they care about is opposing Trump. They don’t want the wall because they know a huge chunk of their voters are the minority’s that come into this country illegally, and with that wall, they have less votes. Truly saddening that they care more about votes than the safety of this country and the people that live in it.

  4. The Democrats want the shutdown for two reasons. They do not want Trump to be able to say in 2020 that he built the wall to save American lives like he said he would do. And they want all the illegals here they can get for future votes.

  5. that ugly and old sow Pelosi won't let President Trump's state of the union address in the PEOPLE'S House and which is not her House, BFD, until Woody "God-only-had-ten" Wilson did a grandstanding move that became tradition, presidents wrote letters with the state of the union message…… SPOILER ALERT: The 12th amendment says President Trump won, period, end of story! And, I don't like it when those people try to disenfranchise me, 62million of us are waiting for 2020 and it's getting here sooner not later!

  6. A Mexican into America? What the fuck this even means, like Mexico is in Africa or Europe, you mean United States, ignorant!

  7. If the shutdown continues they will eventually have to go to a temp agency and hire most illegals cheaper and might do a better job its funny but true .Whats up with most Americans not saving if you get paid more than 20hr you should have a little stash I understand but at the same time you never know .

  8. Trevor, you just had to use the N word didn't you? You know how insulting that is coming from you, oh wait, you too may have Neanderthal genes, having European blood cursing through your veins! HaHa

  9. I see a lot of bots in the comments. You can tell because they will defend TrumpleOrangeSkin with no regard to logic, and cite numbers without evidence. You can also tell because they lack avatars and their names are like "real american" or "bigboy40cal".

    Wonder how many times he had to suck Putin off to pay for them all.

  10. Yeah as if 2008-2016 was so great under obama. Lost my 401k, health care and forced to pay thousands for others healthcare. 2016-2018 tax cuts, increased pay, lower health care premiums so I can ACTUALLY afford it. Got rid of individual mandate. 401k doing amazing. Yeah think I'll vote Democrat.NOT. #TRUMP2020

  11. I don’t get why people don’t think the caravans are real. My husband is from Honduras and most of his family still lives there. His own family actually there says that so many of the gang members have left to the point they are no longer collecting money from the people’s businesses.

  12. Man I feel bad for trump and I hate him, he doesn’t even know what to do know hope he cites the bs and starts with other important things

  13. does mista trevah actually fully recognize the pivotal role he is playing in modern american history….simply through informed, intelligent but playful humour…..noone NOONE ELSE has ever done this….nope – noone. …nevah .evah. mistah trevah has sb achieved this///////…..actually having said that – please watch your back….americans have no sense of self deprecation…….please keep one foot on that plane for home ……in the meantime we will continue to enjoy watching the news of america….like never before……

  14. Believe it or not there are Americans sneaking over there to live. They find it way cheaper and convenient because it's too expensive where they live so they get apartments over there and then come back home to work. I saw it on the show Sunday Morning. Don't ask me any Questions about it because this is what I saw but that's all I can tell U and evidently people are not supposed to know it's going on. Who knows though U might find something about it on YouTube .

  15. Every president had their own flaws, Donald Trump is the most disrespected because he's against the New World Order and not in favor of satanic worship that is going on all around the USA mostly in the entertainment industry. Only Donald Trump has the book written against him which the so-called celebrities (devil worshipers) read in the Grammy Awards… USA's motive is disgusting but the day of the Lord is coming.

  16. Wanna stop? Donald wall make you stop 😂 idk why I just remembered that weird family guy scene lol. "Peter wheel make you go"

  17. Not going to lie, I was completely expecting the punchline with the airport skit to be that everyone gets through except for some woman in a hijab.

  18. Build the wall. Americans are spending millions upon millions to keep people here that came here illegally

  19. Keep going Mr. President
    I fully support the direction you are currently moving towards all by yourself

    I fully condone your initiative to get to Hell faster.
    Just don’t bring us-or Milania- with you!

  20. They're doing the wall all wrong in King be a great thing for both Mexico and the US but who am I to say I'm estupido 4/16/2019 7:37 pm

  21. 5:00 that's a great idea now what are we going to do when they decide to kill a US citizen and just go back to Mexico or to whatever country they came from into Mexico into the United States but I'm with it just whenever they kill your brother sister mom dad son daughter or any family member to don't take repercussions or get mad right because not everybody that is coming in through Mexico is actually a Mexican there's a lot of other countries that come in through there but you actually have to be in the border to know border politics. … 7:41 pm

  22. they should just stop going to work then. come on america. if you aren't getting paid, stay home amd fuck the government.

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