Play of the Day: The HUD Secretary Talks Immigration… And Slavery

Housing and Urban Development

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced this week that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi later this month. Conan O'Brien joked about the news, suggesting al-Abadi is already here, but has been detained at the airport thanks to President Donald Trump's immigration restrictions.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson gave his first speech to department employees this week. During the talk, Carson spoke about brain surgery and, controversially, said "There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships." Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the comments, saying Carson probably called the ancient Hebrews in Egypt something like "pyramid interns," like Viceland's Desus and Mero joked that Carson's "never used these Gifted Hands to open a history book." The Daily Show's Trevor Noah outlined the difference between immigration and slavery by using TV and movies. After all, there' a big difference between Coming to America and Roots.

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