Stephen Colbert Spars With Fox Host Over Immigration
Colbert called out Trump’s fact-challenged, “fear-stoking speech” on immigration Thursday, and challenged the Fox News anchor to argue the “good part” of the president’s comments.
“Fear of the caravan is not good,” Wallace said, “but the idea that three, or five, or seven thousand people from another country can just walk up to our border, knock on the door, and say, ‘We want in. We want to take jobs here, we want to work here.’ No.”
“A country does need to have borders and there does need to be some kind of system that determines whether people are allowed in the country or not,” he continued. “Seriously, do you believe in open borders?”
“No, we don’t have an open border,” Colbert replied. “There is a system, and three to five thousand people will not make it here. This has happened many times before, and they never do, and you know that. And you know that there is a system in place, and there is a legal system, and we have laws that allow asylum. So I believe in the law. Do you believe in the law, Chris Wallace?”
Later, a producer rushed onstage to hand Colbert talking points correcting Wallace.