‘The Daily Show’ Takes A Crack At Border Militia’s ‘Operation Normandy’

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September 5, 2014 1:12 p.m.
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“The Daily Show” turned its attention on Thursday night to the latest brainchild of militias patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, a project set to roll out next May, that the armed amateurs have deemed “Operation Normandy” for some reason.

Correspondent Michael Che traveled to the border to talk to Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minutemen Project, who has been instrumental in the operation. Gilchrist said the whole thing was needed to help stop “a Trojan Horse type of invasion” by immigrant children.

“If this is ‘Operation Normandy’ and the children are invading us,” Che said, working it out in his head, “wouldn’t that make us the Nazis?”

Gilchrist said the name was meant to represent the large size of the operation. He also expressed doubt about what compels these children to leave their home countries.

“They’ve been versed on how to do it,” Gilchrist said. “Tell them you’re a political refugee. Tell them that gang bangers are trying to kill you. Or ‘Save me, America.'”

“It’s either that or they’re really just refugees,” Che said.

“Yes,” Gilchrist said. “They could be refugees or they could be…”

“Part of this giant elaborate plan,” Che interjected.

“Right.”

Watch the video below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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