Vice President Mike Pence made a speech this week in Brazil, directed at immigrants coming to the United States, that Trevor Noah said on Wednesday’s “The Daily Show” sounds something a supervillain would say in an action movie.
“To the people of Central America, I have a message for you, straight from my heart, and straight the heart of the American people,” Pence said in the speech. “Don’t risk your lives or the lives of your children by trying to come to the United States on a road run by drug smugglers and human traffickers. If you can’t come legally, don’t come at all.”
The segment cut back to Noah, who looked deeply disturbed.
“Goddamn,” Noah said. “That’s from his heart? Gee, what does he say when he hates you? That was so intense, as well: ‘If you can’t come legally, don’t come at all.’ Incidentally, that’s also his rule for sex.”
Noah then dunked on Pence’s choice of venue for the speech: Brazil, which isn’t in Central America, and isn’t where migrants are coming from.
“You realize that Florida is closer to Central America than Brazil,” he said. “Like, there’s no issue with immigrants coming from Brazil illegally. Brazilians don’t even speak Spanish; like Brazil’s just kind of similar to them. What does that mean? It’s like going to a ‘Star Trek’ convention and going, ‘I’ve got a message for Chewbacca!’ But I guess for Pence it’s close enough?”
It was the intensity of the speech that really got to Noah, though.
“The way Pence delivered that speech was no joke,” he said. “He sounded like — you know those movies where a villain is showing up on every single TV screen around the world?”
The show then cut away to a series of movie clips, like “Live Free or Die Hard” and “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” in which people around the world watched Pence’s immigration speech as it took over the airwaves.
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