John Oliver Completely Dismantles Trump’s Wall
After the somewhat surprising success of John Oliver’s #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain campaign, some “Last Week Tonight” viewers may have thought that the comedian’s assault on Mr. Drumpf was over.
Those viewers would be wrong.
On Sunday’s episode, Oliver set aside 18 minutes and 30 seconds to completely demolish and dismantle one of Trump’s most popular political proposals: his wall.
This wall is said to be the solution to all of the United States’ immigration problems. He’s going to build a wall and most importantly “make Mexico pay for it.” Then he’ll watch as all the Mexican rapists and drug dealers vanish overnight.
The problem is that (blatant racism aside), if you actually start to work out the logistics of taking on such a hefty building project it quickly becomes apparent that this plan is just as idiotic as it sounds.
Not only can the wall not be built over the Rio Grande river, but it will also conservatively cost our country an estimated $25 billion–and Mexico sure as hell isn’t going pay for it. Former Mexican presidents have even said so!
Additionally, building a huge concrete rebar and steel monstrosity across 1,000 miles of the U.S. border will have absolutely zero effect on number of immigrants illegally overstaying their visas.
Since Oliver can explain the insane logic behind Trump’s wall in a much more entertaining way than I can, take a few minutes out of your day to watch the truly entertaining clip below: