The Daily Showdown
On Tuesday, President Trump fulfilled his promise to get Democrats and Republicans in the same room to discuss immigration, and he invited in news cameras, "which was mind-blowing, because finally we'd get to see the president take charge," Trevor Noah said on Wednesday's Daily Show. Or not. Trump essentially told the lawmakers present he would sign whatever they sent him, and he seemed to be fuzzy on the details of the main point of negotiation, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program.
"While both sides want DACA, there's a 'clean' DACA and then there's DACA with everything else," like Trump's border wall, Noah said, "and if you were running a high-level negotiation about DACA, this would be a key concept to understand. But if I told you there was one person in the room who didn't quite understand, I'll bet you can guess who it was." He showed Trump agreeing to a "clean" DACA bill, and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) jumping in to correct him. Trump said he wants a big bipartisan "bill of love," and Noah drew a line.
"It's funny to hear Trump talking about love and immigration, especially after you hear the cruel decision that he made on Monday," rescinding the immigration status of some 200,000 Salvadorans. "While President 'Bill of Love' puts on a show for the cameras, behind the scenes his administration is kicking out 200,000 people who have lived in the U.S. legally for decades," Noah said. "These are families, Mr. President, human beings — you can't just treat them the same way you treat Eric." Watch below. Peter Weber