Stephen Colbert is sarcastically impressed Trump 'stealing' migrant kids was a 'low point' for Ivanka, too

Stephen Colbert rips Ivanka Trump
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On Thursday, first daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump "sat down for an interview, and she came admirably close to displaying empathy," Stephen Colbert said on The Late Show. She called her father's separating migrant children from the parents a low point in his presidency and "a low point for me as well." "'But somehow I got through it by saying and doing nothing,'" Colbert finished her sentence. "And what does she mean by was a low point? It's still happening! That's like being inside your burning house, going: 'You know, when this chair I'm sitting in caught fire, that was a real wake-up call. Do you smell anything?' But Ivanka assures us that her dad stealing children is giving her the feels."

Ivanka also "tackled the burning issue of her father's attacks on journalism," Colbert said. She said, without elaborating, that she does not think the press is "the enemy of the people," as the president has claimed. And "the president noticed Ivanka was on TV — because it involved two of his favorite things: Ivanka and TV — so he tweeted" that his daughter was half-right, because it's only "the FAKE NEWS, which is a large percentage of the media, that is the enemy of the people." Colbert's audience booed, and he noted that Ivanka said other things, too, including about her job in the White House. He ended with a popular question for the first daughter: "What do you do?" Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber, The Week US

Peter has worked as a news and culture writer and editor at The Week since the site's launch in 2008. He covers politics, world affairs, religion and cultural currents. His journalism career began as a copy editor at a financial newswire and has included editorial positions at The New York Times Magazine, Facts on File, and Oregon State University.