Late-Night Hosts Question Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

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Trevor Noah famous wall is a "very gradual response to an emergency."

Late-night hosts didn't mince phrases once they addressed President Trump's declaration of a nationwide emergency on their reveals on Monday (Feb. 18).

Trump announced the measure on Friday to construct his long-proposed border wall with out the approval of Congress, which didn't embody the quantity of funding that he needed in its newest spending invoice, handed Thursday. He referred to as unlawful immigration "an invasion of our nation" in his announcement and added, "Sadly, we'll be sued and sadly it should undergo a course of and fortunately we'll win, I feel."

On Monday a coalition of 16 states together with California and New York filed a lawsuit to cease the diversion of funds to construct the wall, arguing the president didn't have the facility to bypass Congress.

On The Late Show on Monday evening, Stephen Colbert identified that the Frontera Audobon Society was among the many teams that had filed swimsuit in opposition to the "emergency." "You don't need the birders mad at you," Colbert joked. "Trump is aware of the birds have at all times had it out for him." Colbert then confirmed the now-famous clip of Trump dodging a bald eagle whereas capturing for Time journal in 2015.

Of Trump's sing-songy voice when he famous that the nationwide emergency declaration would doubtless face authorized challenges, Colbert joked, "I can't inform whether or not he was answering a query or studying his Torah portion."

Over on Comedy Central, The Daily Show's Trevor Noah made mild of the aim of Trump's "emergency": "Look, you'll be able to argue about it, however Trump clearly thinks that Mexicans coming over the border is a nationwide emergency. And so in response, America has to construct a wall, which is a really gradual response to an emergency," Noah joked. "Like, 'Sir, they're invading, ought to we mobilize our tanks and airstrikes?' 'No no no, convey me your best brick layers. In Three-5 years they'll remorse invading us.'"

Noah additionally picked up on the song-like a part of Trump's speech: "Okay, that was tremendous bizarre. Why is he speaking like this? It appears like he's being Autotuned," Noah mentioned as he mimicked the president's cadence. "But it's very addictive. I don't assume I can cease now."

Over on Late Night, host Seth Meyers poked enjoyable at Trump's many rants in regards to the media's protection of his emergency declaration over the weekend. "It's extra apparent on daily basis that Trump's pure inclination is to be a dictator. He might even try to develop a dictator mustache however based mostly on the remainder of his hair scenario, I'm unsure [he could]," he joked.

Meyers additionally made mild of the truth that the president was seen at an omelet bar on the Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach after making the declaration. "There's no clearer signal that there's not an actual emergency than the truth that he's at an omelet bar. In an actual emergency, nobody goes to the omelet bar," he mentioned. 

He continued, "When President Obama received bin Laden he was within the scenario room surrounded by generals. Can you think about Trump overseeing that mission from the omelet bar at his golf membership?"

Watch Meyers beneath.

This article initially appeared on THR.com.