Colbert roasts Trump for his ridiculous televised meeting on immigration

It was an obvious stunt that found immigrants treated as political pawns

Published January 10, 2018 9:32AM (EST)


This article originally appeared on AlterNet.


CBS "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert was having none of President Donald Trump's Tuesday immigration nonsense.

The president held a televised meeting with legislators that found him contradicting himself on key immigration positions and claiming to desire a "bill of love" to protect the DACA recipients his own administration endangered.

“Today, Donald Trump held a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform focused mainly on reforming our policy of having immigrants,” Colbert observed.

He joked about the forced urgency of Trump's self-imposed crisis.

“If the two sides can’t find a compromise the federal government is going to shut down on January 20, or as historians call it: ‘one year too late,'” Colbert said.

“You know what they say: if you love someone, kick them out of the country,” the host concluded. “If they come back to you, build a wall so they can’t get in.”

By Chris Sosa

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