Credit: Jimmy Kimmel Live/ YouTube
“It seems like his main agenda is to undo everything Obama did – I hope he doesn’t bring Bin Laden back to life…”
Jimmy Kimmel, like most late night comedy hosts, has been roasting Donald Trump and his administration’s policy changes, political scandals, and moral blunders since the beginning of his presidency. But rescinding DACA is a lower blow than Trump claimed he was capable of. On many occasions, he said that DACA was a sensitive issue for him, promising he would treat dreamers with “great heart” and saying that “they shouldn’t be very worried.” Earlier this week, however, that all seemed to go down the drain when he made his Attorney General Jeff Sessions announce that the Trump administration would be rescinding DACA. Kimmel’s impression on why Trump chose this very moment to end DACA is pretty spot on, saying:
“Our president woke up and asked his staff ‘Now that this hurricane is over what’s something horrible I can do to distract people from the Russia investigation?’ Someone said, ‘You know, there are 800,000 innocent kids you could deport for no good reason,” and he said, ‘Done. And done.'”
Kimmel then reminds everyone that Trump’s children were born out of his marriages to immigrants. He then tosses to a video PSA about protecting the children of immigrants. You know, like all the Trump kids are.
It’s pretty funny if you can forget for a moment that actual people are in danger if Congress doesn’t do something in the next six months .