Donald Trump is taking a lot of credit for ending family separation at the border, but as Stephen Colbert explains, he’s ending the evil thing he started.
Not so fast, Donald…
We all know about the massive controversy surrounding the treatment of foreigners at the Mexican border. A policy in the law mandates for children to be separated from their parents, with babies and toddlers being segregated in cages. The issue has caused a political divide in the country, but with many Republicans denouncing this policy as well, an overwhelming majority of people were calling for it to come to an end.
Finally, Donald Trump signed an order on Wednesday to stop family separation at the border. With cameras rolling, the president made a ceremony out of it. But as Stephen Colbert said on last night’s Late Show, perhaps we shouldn’t be so quick to praise Trump… as, after all, he’s the one that started this horrific policy to begin with! “Trump made it a big signing ceremony to make it look like he did something good,” Colbert says, “instead of admitting he was just ending the evil thing he started.”
Even stranger is the way Trump was able to suddenly decide to sign this order. When speaking previously on the matter, Trump was always so insistent that this was a law that the Democrats created and there was no way for him to stop it. Colbert also points out how there’s nothing in the order that specifies what to do with the 2300 migrant children currently being held. “It’s like one of those brain teasers where one man tells lies and we elected him president,” Colbert quips.
You can watch the monologue in the YouTube video below.
Make no mistake, it’s certainly a win to put a stop to this atrocious policy. It’s just important to also remember how it got started as well. For more from Colbert, watch The Late Show when it airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.