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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.

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.”

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