With the signing of an executive order on Wednesday, the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border may soon be coming to an end. Late night hosts were more than ready to share their thoughts on the new policy, and to remind us that all is still far from well.
“Trump reversed course today and signed an order to stop separating immigrant kids from their families…and start detaining them together,” Jimmy Fallon said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, adding, "‘Alright, families getting locked up in cages together, yeah!’”
On Late Night with Seth Meyers, Meyers was quick to notice the irony of Trump taking credit for putting and end to the problem of families being separated, saying, “Let’s be clear about one thing: You don’t get credit for solving a problem when you’re the one who created the problem.”
On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Colbert thought he knew why Trump felt compelled to sign the executive order. It may be because so many Americans shared Colbert’s feeling when he first heard of young children being sent to tender age shelters.
“I think the last straw was when we found out last night (Tuesday) that the administration is sending babies and toddlers to facilities in Texas known as tender age shelters,” Colbert said. “What age is that exactly? Because I'm 54, and that last sentence really kicked me where I'm tender.”
And Trevor Noah on The Daily Show pleaded with the Trump administration to speak English after pointing out that when they first released the executive order to the media, they spelled the word “Separation” incorrectly. On the initial release, they’d put “Seperation.”