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Is Donald Trump Trying to Deport Melania? | The Daily Show


While her husband has struggled to get his approval rating
over 40%, Melania has
consistently remained the country’s
most popular Trump. And personally, I love her, too, because we have so much
in common. We’re both immigrants. Neither of us would be here
if it weren’t for Donald Trump. And I’m just gonna
put it out there. We’re both style icons.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s right, Melania.
This bish stole your look. (laughter, applause) Now… Now the reason
I’ve been thinking about Melania lately
is because, in the wake of Trump’s
recent immigration crackdown, I’ve started
to notice something that’s got me really concerned. I think Donald Trump is trying
to deport… Melania. (laughter) No. And you might be asking, “Why would he want
to deport his wife?” I don’t know. I don’t know. But things haven’t exactly
been perfect between them. First of all,
it’s no secret that Melania barely spends
any time at the White House. Secondly, when he tried
to hold her hand in public, she tried to slap it away like a Slovenian
Dikembe Mutombo. You remember that.
And who knows. It may have even created
some tension between them when Trump allegedly
banged a porn star and paid her to be quiet, and then, the whole country
found out about it. Anyway, you know,
normal relationship issues. And I know it sounds crazy. Donald Trump wants
to deport his wife? But… but if you look at all of Trump’s
immigration policies, right, a lot of people think
that he just hate immigrants, but when you put them
all together, you start to notice a pattern. All of his policies seem
to be aimed at his wife. (laughter) For example,
one of the immigration issues Trump complains about most
is people who come to the United States
the wrong way and work in the country
illegally. And everyone always assumes
that because he’s racist, he’s talking about Mexicans. But I don’t think
it’s a coincidence that that same complaint could
apply to his very own wife. WOMAN: New questions
about Melania Trump’s immigration status when
she first came to the U.S. The Associated Press reporting she didn’t have the proper visa
for her modeling work. I came here on visa. I flew to Slovenia
every few months to stamp it and came back. WOMAN: Trump insists she got her
visa stamped every few months. If that’s accurate, it would
mean she had a type of visa, possibly a tourist visa, that needs
to be updated periodically. But that type of visa
does not allow working in the United States. MAN: When this controversy
first bubbled up, the Trump campaign promised that Melania would have a press
conference to clear it all up. WOMAN: That press conference
never happened. That’s right.
Melania’s staff promised that she would hold
a press conference to clear up her questionable
immigration history, and then it never happened. Now, to be fair,
it’s only been three years since that promise
was made, okay? And you guys
don’t even know how hard it is to throw together a press
conference in three years. Like, you-you have
to get a podium, and-and, like,
that’s pretty much it. -But still… but still…
-(laughter) it seems a little convenient… that Trump would bring up
the whole “legal work” thing when he knows his own wife has
a shady visa history. And clearly, when that failed, Donald tried
to switch things up, because then he started
complaining about how, (like Trump): lots of foreigners
are taking advantage of America’s
immigration system… (normal voice): by claiming
that they were special when in fact they were not. Now, again,
people assume Trump was talking about Indian computer
programmers in Silicon Valley, but if you follow the clues, you’ll realize this guy
was actually slamming his wife. The Washington Post reports
that questions linger about how Melania Trump scored
the so-called “Einstein visa” to enter the United States
when she was a model. In 2001, she was granted
a green card in the elite EB1 program. It’s designed
for academic researchers or people in other fields
such as Olympic athletes and Oscar-winning actors. NEWSWOMAN: …granted
to people who demonstrate sustained national
and international acclaim, and it’s usually
in the fields of arts, business
or in academic research. Now, only 3,376 EB1 green cards were issued that year. Five went to people
from Slovenia. Yeah, that’s right.
Melania got a green card through
the Einstein Visa Program, which seems strange– although
I guess if you spend enough time standing next to Donald, anyone
starts to look like Einstein. Well, almost anyone. -And you know…
-(laughter) you know, guys… the more you look at it,
the more it seems like Donald Trump is trying
to deport his wife. Because who can forget one of his biggest
anti-immigration crusades– (like Trump):
chain migration. NEWSMAN: The president wants to
reform the visa lottery system and end so-called
chain migration. Then you have chain migration. -(jeering)
-Chain migration. Chain migration–
you come in, and you bring
your whole damn family… A guy comes in,
and then you have to bring… his aunt, his uncle,
his father, his grandfather, his grandparents. A single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited numbers of distant relatives. Yes, one of the things
Donald Trump hates most about America’s
immigration policy is that immigrants’ families can
come live with them in the U.S. Now, even though
Donald Trump says that, I want my family
back home watching the show to know that
this is not true, okay? You cannot bring unlimited
relatives to America. -(whooping, applause)
-Do you guys hear me? (speaks foreign language) In fact… the law even says that you guys
can’t crash on my couch, and I’m actually
not even in town that weekend. That’s what the law says…
Uncle Mongmong. Now, it was
really slick for Trump to make it seem like
this thing was about… (like Trump):
uncles and aunts and cousins, (normal voice):
but clearly, there was someone that he was actually aiming at
all along. NEWSWOMAN:
President Trump’s in-laws slipping in and out
of a Manhattan federal building where they took the oath
of U.S. citizenship. Sources tell ABC News
that First Lady Melania Trump sponsored
her Slovenian-born parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, taking advantage
of the same policy President Trump has denigrated
as “chain migration” and vowed to end. That’s right.
Melania Trump helped her parents chain-migrate to the U.S. So that’s what Donald Trump
was trying to stop. He was trying to… trying to
turn his in-laws into outlaws. -(laughter)
-Yeah. Which is super hard-core. And as if this
wasn’t enough evidence that Donald Trump is trying
to deport his wife, then how do you explain
the new policy his administration announced
this week? Huh? They came out saying
that immigrants who receive assistance
from the government may not be allowed to stay
in the United States. Well, guess who lives
in a free house provided by the United States? -(laughter)
-Melania mother-(bleep) Trump! -(cheering)
-Donald… I see what you’re doing, Donald. I see what you’re doing,
and I’m not gonna let it happen. In fact, we’re not gonna let
this thing happen. (cheering) Daily Show fans, join me now. Help me get the word out
by tweeting #dontdeportmelania. Because if this great immigrant
is forced to leave this country, then the United States
can never truly be best.

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