Late-night hosts roast President Trump's decision on 'DACA'
12:39 PM, Sep 6, 2017
12:45 PM, Sep 6, 2017
(KGTV) - Late-night hosts ridiculed President Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Jimmy Kimmel opened Tuesday night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show and immediately addresses the move, before releasing a campaign style video of his own about it.
"This morning our president woke up and asked his staff now that this hurricane is over, what's something horrible that I can do to distract people from the Russian investigation," Kimmel said. "Then someone said there are 800,000 innocent kids you can deport for no good reason.
"And he said done, and done," Kimmel joked, adding, "it seems like his main agenda is just to undo everything Obama did. I hope he doesn’t bring Bin Laden back to life.”
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" saw Noah ripping into Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was tasked with giving the announcement on DACA Tuesday morning.
"Very smart President Trump. How do you soften the blow when telling the kids the bad news? You get one of Santa's elves to do it, nicely played," Noah said. "Plus he can sneak into the chimney to deport them, I see what you did there."
Noah then outlined who the "dreamers" affected by the move are in the country,
"That 800,000 'dreamers' is not just a number, it's 800,000 real people," Noah said, before introducing a story about a paramedic, who is in the DACA program, who has been working rescues during Hurricane Harvey. "Those are the kind of people who are literally making America great again."