Stephen Colbert on Friday compiled a team of experts — including an architect, an interior designer and a “concrete guy” — to come up with some rough estimates for Trump’s “big, strong, powerful, yuuuuge” wall.*
After concluding that the wall would have to be at least 100 feet tall, require at least 12,000 skilled laborers and result in roughly 4,800 casualties, Colbert put in a call to the Mexican consulate to see if Mexicans would foot the bill.
*Reminder: Trump has about 3 years and 11 months to complete construction if he wants to keep his campaign promise.
Being Mexican, and having lived in several countries, I’ve seen my share of political idiocy and horrors. But as it turns out, nothing had prepared me for the current “debate” taking place right now in my now adopted country about whether to restrict — or altogether block — the entry of Syrian refugees.
I mean, seriously: Are you guys for real? Have you not been following any of this?
Of course I was not going to use this blog to
vent my fury share my thoughts about the Syrian refugee crisis. I was just planning on burying my head in the sand and cry in desperation.
Fortunately for this blogger, Stephen Colbert came and put it in a way that at least made me smile a little — yeah, only a little.
The question of whether to let Syrian refugees into this country has become the new political issue; completely overshadowing the old political issue: Whether to let Mexicans into this country.
Jorge Ramos this week was in New York City to receive an EMMY award alongside his long-time co-anchor María Elena Salinas. But he also took the time to visit the set of The Colbert Report, where he was hilariously hammered on the topic of immigration, deportation and Mitt Romney’s mexicanness.
Watch Colbert ask Jorge tons of questions (using upside-down question marks, naturally.)
Watch it here or click on the photo above