The 48-year-old spoke with “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah about the work she does as an ambassador ACLU and the United Nations, before turning her attention to Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border.
“There’s no crisis. There’s no crisis. The only crisis is that we have a lunatic with a lot of power. That is the only crisis,” she told Noah.
Lakshmi then shared her own story as a way to continue slicing and dicing the president’s immigration policies.
“I really came here with my mother, much like these people at the border with hardly anything. What you have to understand is that, if a parent takes a child on a dangerous journey, puts them on their back, is willing to walk across deserts, that’s because the place they’re leaving is worse and more dangerous, and I just think we have plenty to share."