Jimmy Fallon dealt President Donald Trump a hilarious smack-down about his decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, The Hill reports. During his opening monologue Tuesday on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, he told the audience that there’s a six-month delay before the program is dismantled, and that means “by then it will be President Pence’s problem.”
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And he jumped right in with a number of items, saying:
“There’s lots of news to get to you guys. On one hand, we have the U.S. Open, and on the other, we have Trump saying it’s closed.”
The former Saturday Night Live star added:
“It was announced Friday that President Trump is ending the DACA program and may deport immigrants who came to the U.S. decades ago. Many people are outraged, while Melania was like, well, rules are rules.”
“So see ya. Take care. Sorry. But first, Trump wants to end the DACA program, but only after a six-month delay. You know, because by then, it will be President Pence’s problem.”
Other prominent late-night hosts slammed the president for ending the program.
NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers, who made waves when he banned Trump from his program during the 2016 presidential campaign lambasted Trump in his opening monologue Tuesday:
“Trump proved himself once again to be a liar after repeatedly assuring Dreamers that he would take care of them and treat them with heart.”
And ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel savaged the orange-faced one by saying that “ultimately Donald Trump believes that if these kids want to be American, they have to do it the right way: by marrying Donald Trump. And it’s as simple as that.”
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CBS’s Stephen Colbert, one of Trump’s toughest critics, didn’t fail to miss his mark either. Berating the president for not making the decision himself:
“Even though his decision is unpopular, Trump bravely stepped up, then cringed back and had somebody else announce it. That someone was Attorney General and turnip-that-learned-to-hate Jeff Sessions.”
In an announcement Tuesday, Sessions said that the administration will phase out the DACA program over the next six months. The program grants reprieves to immigrants who are illegally brought into the U.S. as children.
Newsweek reports that 800,000 of the program’s recipients, also called Dreamers, now face an uncertain future. Trump’s decision to dismantle the Obama-era program has drawn scorn from Democrats and Republicans alike.
Obama himself issued a statement on Facebook regarding the decision not long after it was announced:
“Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us.”
You can read Pres. Obama’s full statement here.
While Pence may someday be president (ewww, ewww, ewww!), at this time he’s only a smidgen more popular than the orange-in-chief, according to this Politico/Morning Consult poll.
It’s a relief to know that people like Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers and Jimmy Kimmel are keeping it real. These past several months have seemed almost like a poorly written comedy where the only punch lines are Trump’s asinine Twitter meltdowns.
And that’s not funny.
You can watch Fallon in action in the video below.
Featured image by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon via YouTube video.