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‘Donald Trump’ Interrupts The Daily Show to Defend Himself

Donald Trump paid a timely visit to “The Daily Show” yesterday to celebrate his first 100 days in office, and, as Noah said, “his first eighteen-hundred holes played.” Anthony Atamanuik gave Alec Baldwin a run for his money with an impression that’s a bit more flamboyant, and a skin tone that plagiarizes directly from Frito-Lay. He called Trevor Noah “Travis” throughout the segment, explained how the Mexicans will pay for the wall (“they don’t have to pay with money”), and expounded on his philosophy on “tipping”.

The best moment of the segment comes before Trump’s entrance, with Noah delivering a withering deadpan in response to footage of the President defending his wall on CNN by saying, “It will have an effect on human trafficking, it’s a problem that’s probably worse than any time in the history of this world”.

What form will this border-project take? Will it be a wall? A fence? Maybe a blimp? The answers are below.

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