The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore opened his show this Wednesday night with a recap of this week's Fox Business Republican debate, and like everyone else in America, had to figure out first if he even got Fox Business Network and where to find it on the dial.
First up was narcolepsy American Ben Carson, who had Wilmore so distracted by the fact that he can't keep his eyes open that he didn't hear a word he said, and wondering if Carson writes his answers inside his eyelids – followed by Ted Cruz, who managed to work in a Bible reference when talking about the tax code – which left Wilmore wondering why Republicans have to act like it's the end of the world that there's a little complexity in our tax code.
As Wilmore noted, in the GOP primary, Republicans “love having this conversation, and you don't want to be a smart elitist... You've got to be an everyday Joe.”
Like Marco Rubio, who, as we already discussed here, claimed that welders make more money than philosophers.
WILMORE: Outside of the fact that philosophers actually make more than welders, it's your party's philosophy to destroy the unions that make it possible for welders here who are trying to protect their jobs.
That's why all welders are becoming philosophers – to find out how the fuck this happened!
But the ultimate expression of contempt for higher thinking is the frontrunner himself.
Cue Donald Trump being corrected by Rand Paul about TPP and China. After discussing how frustrating the party establishment has become with the monster they helped create and playing a few more of Trump's quotes from the debate, Wilmore proceeded to take a whack at Trump for touting Operation Wetback as his model he wants America to repeat as part of his immigration policy.
After explaining just how cruel that policy was and the lives that were lost as a result of it, Wilmore wrapped thing up on a serious note.
WILMORE: This isn't funny anymore. It's just stupid.