Trevor Noah Slams Donald Trump's Debate Praise for "Operation Wetback"

"It's pretty clear: Donald Trump only wants women onstage after he's awarded them some kind of sash."
A still from Wednesday's 'Daily Show'

Trevor Noah took Donald Trump to task for his comments about immigrants during the recent GOP debate.

On Wednesday's Daily Show, Noah played a clip from the debate of Trump praising President Dwight Eisenhower for deporting 1.5 million illegal immigrants during his presidential tenure. But Noah claimed there were two things problematic about Trump's claim.

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"First, Eisenhower ended up deporting probably 250,000 immigrants, and second, that program that Donald Trump loved so much was officially called 'Operation Wetback,' " said Noah.

After the audience audibly reacted to the name, Noah replied: "There's something to be said for a policy that doesn't hide where it's coming from. It's like if 'stop and frisk' was called, 'Hey, what's in that black guy's pockets?' "

Noah also mocked Trump for complaining at the debate that Carly Fiorina was interrupting people.

"It's pretty clear: Donald Trump only wants women onstage after he's awarded them some kind of sash," said Noah, referring to Trump's Miss Universe Organization.

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