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Colbert Roasts Trump for His Ridiculous Televised Meeting on Immigration

It was an obvious stunt that used immigrants like political pawns.

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CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert was having none of President Trump's Tuesday immigration nonsense.

In a televised meeting with legislators, the president contradicted himself on key immigration positions and claimed he wants to pass a "bill of love" to protect the DACA recipients his own administration has endangered.

“Today, Donald Trump held a bipartisan meeting on immigration reform focused mainly on reforming our policy of having immigrants,” Colbert observed.

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He joked about the forced urgency of Trump's self-imposed crisis.

“If the two sides can’t find a compromise the federal government is going to shut down on January 20, or as historians call it: ‘one year too late,'” Colbert said.

“You know what they say: if you love someone, kick them out of the country,” the host concluded. “If they come back to you, build a wall so they can’t get in.”

Chris Sosa is the Senior Editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.