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Play of the Day: Obama in Mexico

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President  Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

President Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico this week had Jay Leno ruminating on two of his favorite political topics: Obama’s lack of skill in economics and the immigration issue. The president is traveling to Mexico to talk about the North American economy and immigration with Mexican leadership, which promoted the Tonight Show host to say that Obama “actually has to leave the country” to tout any economic successes. Leno also compared talking immigration in Mexico to touting same-sex marriage in San Francisco. 

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is also in the news, with a report that he was arrested for trying to expose election corruption. Jimmy Fallon took an opportunity to bag on Iran, saying Ahmadinejad’s bail was set at the unreasonable sum of “like 200 goats.” 

 

Stephen Colbert jumped on Barack Obama’s recent comments about closing the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay. With hunger strikes ongoing, Colbert mentioned Mahatma Gandhi’s fame in the arena, using the word “nip slip” as a punchline. 

Fast forward to 4:00 to see Colbert’s use of syphilis as a metaphor for collective American ignorance on Guantánamo.

Play of the Day: May 3, 2013

 
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