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Trevor Noah reveals Steve Bannon’s immigrant history

"In many ways, Steve Bannon's great grandfather was a DREAMer...and his great grandson is a f**king nightmare.”

On Monday’s Daily Show, Trevor Noah broke down Steve Bannon’s latest interview and revealed some info about the president’s former chief strategist that he seems to forget.

In his 60 Minutes interview with Charlie Rose Sunday night, Bannon opposed the idea that America was built by immigrants, saying instead, “America is built on our citizens. Look at the 19th century, the control of borders. Economic nationalism is what this country was built on.”

“You see what happened, there, my friends?” Noah asked. “They took down the statutes and Steve Bannon forgot the history, they were right,” he remarked, in regards to the slaves labored to build America.

“I don’t know why he’s fighting about this, we all know America is a nation of immigrants,” Noah said. “But, just for fun, we called a professional genealogist.”

That genealogist “found out that Steve Bannon’s great-great grandfather Lawrence Bannon arrived in the U.S. from Ireland by the 1850s, at a time when America’s borders were so open that Irishmen could walk into the country with no passports, no visas, no background checks of any kind.”

“So in many ways, Steve Bannon’s great grandfather was a DREAMer,” Noah remarked. “Yeah, and his great grandson is a fucking nightmare.”


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