Play of the Day: Someone Had to Get a Cost Estimate For a Border Moat Filled With Gators

New reporting says Donald Trump had some interesting ideas about border security.

During a press availability at the White House today, President Donald Trump compared Rep. Adam Schiff to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and said "that guy couldn’t carry his blank strap. Do you understand that? " Late Show's Stephen Colbert joked about the news, saying Trump then used a different euphemism for jock strap, including "wang pouch."

According to a report in the New York Times, Trump was so frustrated with slow progress on his border wall that he "had often talked about fortifying a border wall with a water-filled trench, stocked with snakes or alligators." Late Late Show's James Corden joked that the next step would be "robots with lasers for eyes," while Full Frontal's Samantha Bee joked that Trump got the idea from "Melania's bedroom design." Trump told reporters Wednesday that the story was a lie, prompting Jimmy Kimmel to joke that Trump really wanted fire-breathing dragons instead of gators or snakes.

The story went on to say that Trump even asked for a cost estimate for the reptile-filled moat, prompting jokes from late-night hosts. The Daily Show's Trevor Noah joked that a "quote for a moat" is also Dr. Seuss' worst book, while Bee joked that someone had to get on a phone with a zoo and say "how much to rent your hungriest alligators and poisonous-y snakes? Don't hang up! I'm calling from the White House."

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