Colbert Literally Plays ‘Devil’s Advocate’ in Defending Migrant Family Separation: See You in Hell, Jeff Sessions
Stephen Colbert kicked off his show Monday night by addressing the Trump administration’s recently-implemented policy of separating illegal immigrant families at the southern border.
Colbert began by blasting President Trump for blaming Democrats for the widely unpopular policy.
It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime. Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018
“Republicans are in control of everything! They can fix it!” Colbert exclaimed. “It’s not a law. This is a policy. It’s just another scoop from your chum bucket of cruelty.”
The Late Show host then took aim at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for tweeting the following:
We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) June 17, 2018
“Then why are you locking up kids in an abandoned Walmart- question mark, exclamation point, colon… with your head up it,” Colbert reacted.
He also blasted top White House advisor Stephen Miller for calling the policy a “potent tool” to deter illegal immigration.
“Which is fitting because I always thought of Stephen Miller as a potent tool,” Colbert quipped. “That’s not true, I always thought of him as an impotent tool.”
Colbert took a moment to slam Fox & Friends for describing the detention centers as “pens” and not “cages.”
“Yes, they’re not cages, they’re pens!” Colbert said. “We’re not treating these kids like zoo animals, we’re treating them like farm animals.”
Before wrapping up, he told his audience that it’s “important to give the devil his due,” which led to his new segment “The Devil’s Advocate.”
“Hello, Lucifer here,” Colbert said wearing devil horns. “You know, imprisoning children has been getting a lot of bad press recently, but the prison- is that really the worst place for kids? I mean, have you been to a Chuck E. Cheese?”
Lucifer then defended the “pens” terminology instead of “cages.”
“I’m from a rural part of Hell, and to me, they look more like pens where we make Charles Manson fight Thomas Jefferson,” he explained. “I’m sorry, Jeff. It was the slave stuff.”
He had a brief message for Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“See you soon,” Lucifer warned.
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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