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Thursday, February 22, 2018

#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Sends B-Team To Scout Trump’s C-Grade Border Wall

In today’s clip, Trevor Noah finds himself distracted by frivolous office-harassment claims…so he sends pesky butt-touching duo Dulce Sloan and Michael Kosta to Tijuana instead.

Their mission? Investigate the prototypes of President Trump’s Mexican border wall.

Kosta becomes the first man to successfully scale the wall, offering a review of Trump’s handiwork that is only “nuts” if you’re not paying attention. Later, the pair challenges Mexico’s citizens about the U.S. President’s description of them as rapists, murderers, and thieves…and recaps The Donald’s absurd notion that a gigantic wall is more efficient than high-tech border security.

Last but not least, a sloshed Kosta manages to offend some ornery-looking hombres…but knocks himself out before paying the piper.…

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#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah On Trump’s Total Ignorance Of Immigration Law

Trevor Noah is fabulous at making a crowd relax and see the lighter side, and his daily send-up of GOP-controlled Washington is badly-needed medicine for Democrats. But when it comes to President Trump’s complete lack of knowledge, the voluble comedian admits to not having a single joke left in the bag.

Noah showcases Trump’s ignorance on immigration, playing a clip of the clueless dotard describing a 15-million-strong online data bank as “names from a bowl.” In Trump’s world, of course, the names drawn are exclusively those of criminals and crooks. In Trevor’s world, Trump is ridiculous, and he lets the Orange One have it for a full five minutes.…

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How Top GOP Donor And Local Official Made Millions On Border Fence

Reprinted with permission from ProPublica.
by Kiah Collier and Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune, and T. Christian Miller, ProPublica

EDINBURG, TEXAS — A decade ago, Congress gave officials at the Department of Homeland Security a year to build 60 miles of fence in the Rio Grande Valley to protect the Texas-Mexico border.

They faced determined resistance. Political leaders denounced the border fence as wasteful and ineffective. Landowners refused to sell their property for its construction. Environmentalists argued it would slice up habitat for endangered species in one of the most biodiverse regions in the country.

The officials found a savior in a politically savvy bureaucrat named Godfrey Garza Jr.…

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