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Monday, December 09, 2019

Late Night Roundup: The Trump Mexican Baby Catapult

Larry Wilmore looked at Donald Trump’s immigration proposal — most notably, wanting to end birthright citizenship for the American-born children of illegal immigrants — and then talked to the “real” Donald Trump troll doll himself: “Wait, so you actually want to catapult Mexican children over the border?!?”

Larry also gave a serious history lesson on birthright citizenship: “This country wouldn’t be what it is if the children of freed slaves, Chinese laborers, Irish and Italian immigrants — and the families of Donald Trump, Bobby Jindal, and Scott Walker — had not all benefited from birthright citizenship. If you’re born here, that’s it.”

Conan O’Brien looked at the hack of the cheating site Ashley Madison: “Hackers have exposed the identities of 40 million on Ashley Madison — 40 million. Even more shocking: Two of them are women.”

Conan also sought to help out a presidential candidate — teaming up with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo with a song to get Lincoln Chafee up to 1 percent in the polls.

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