This was the week Donald Trump finally told us his secret plan to defeat ISIS.
During his big foreign policy speech on Monday, Trump claimed his was “an opponent of the Iraq War, from the beginning.” But as The Daily Show — and anyone with Google — was able to discover, that’s not exactly true.
In fact, correspondent Desi Lydic was even more blunt. “That’s a lie,” she said in her fact-checking segment Tuesday night. “To the extent that Donald Trump cared about Iraq in the beginning, he supported the war.”
Cut to that infamous Howard Stern interview from 2002 in which he answered a question from the host about whether he was for invading Iraq with the line, “Yeah, I guess so.”
“That’s right,” Lydic said, “Trump was asked if he was for invading Iraq and he replied, ‘Yeah, I guess so,’ which, incidentally is also Trump’s go-to wedding vow.” Lydic deemed Trump’s latest statement about Trump opposing Iraq “false,” noting that it has been “debunked over and over.”
“Trump seems to think we can’t easily find this stuff on the internet,” she added. “So I give this claim one hotel porn channel.”
But it was Trump’s new “extreme vetting” policy proposal that caught the attention of host Trevor Noah. “I’m sorry, Donald Trump is the biggest joke. It’s like he’s auditioning for the extreme vetting commercial,” he said, imitating the way Trump repeated the phrase over and over again as if he didn’t realize his speech was live.”
And what does “extreme vetting” actually look like? The Daily Show gave us a glimpse of the type of questions certain Americans can expect the next time they try to enter the country.
Questions like, “Fuck, marry, kill: Statue of Liberty, Osama bin Laden, and Melania Trump.”