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Stephen Colbert rips Fox News for pretending to care about border kids

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On last night’s episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert addressed the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border.

“I come to you with a heavy heart and bloated liver,” he began, “because I’ve been drinking a lot thinking about this wave of unaccompanied minors flooding into America, fleeing Guatemala, Honduras, and I believe, El Diablo.”

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“This is a clear humanitarian crisis, and I want to be clear about something — I am a human. I’m not a monster. I care for these kids so very publicly.”

Colbert then cut a montage of Fox News personalities professing their affection for these immigrant children, including Laura Ingraham, who said, “I love the Latin American people.”

“I, too, have a deep love for the Latin American people,” Colbert replied. “These kids just aren’t invading our country, they’re invading in here,” he said, pointing at his heart.

“With our hearts full of love for the Latin American people,” he continued, “it’s clear what we must do.”

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“It’s time to start deporting people,” Ingraham says in another clip. “Not by the hundreds, not by the dozens, not by the tens, but by the thousands.”

“It’s a tough love,” Colbert replied, “or a very soft hate. But remember the old saying: ‘If you love something, let it go. If it comes back, send heavily armed troops to scare it away.'”

Later, Colbert cut to Fox News discussing the “luxury resort” in Texas to which the Obama administration is sending some of these of these children. “It’s got three pools, a tennis court, jacuzzi, wifi,” one anchor said, before asking, “is that an appropriate proposal to try and house some of these kids?”

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“No!” Colbert responded. “Let’s agree not to pay for Pablo’s continental breakfast!” He then began to read actual reviews of the “resort” from TripAdvisor. “Terrible hotel,” one reviewer wrote, adding “mold and musty, sunken couch…broken handle on shower…stained sheets.” Another declared, “this is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in.”

Watch the entire July 17, 2014 episode of The Colbert Report below.

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Trump’s latest attempt to smear Scaramucci dunked in mockery

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At least one White House or campaign staffer apparently helped President Donald Trump attack his short-lived communications director Anthony Scaramucci -- and he was met with mockery.

The president tweeted out a supercut video late Monday of Scaramucci defending Trump before his recent public disavowal, and attacked his former staffer as a "dope" who's seeking fame.

Nobody ever heard of this dope until he met me. He only lasted 11 days! pic.twitter.com/RzX3zjXzga

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019

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When Trump talks about ‘our movement,’ be afraid — it will outlast his presidency

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Last Thursday, Donald Trump took his political rodeo to New Hampshire. As usual, he told lies about the Democratic Party being dominated by "socialists" and "hating" America, bragged about the size of the crowd, and threatened that if he is not re-elected in 2020 the United States will face economic ruin. The Trumpian faithful were greatly entertained.

The "highlight" of the event was when Trump taunted a "protester":

But while the Democrats rage and rages — that guy has got a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising. Get him out of here, please. Got a bigger problem than I do. Got a bigger problem than all of us. Now he goes home and his mom says, what the hell have you just done?

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Here’s why Jeffrey Epstein surrounded himself with scientists

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The list of confidants and friends who were fêted by the late financier and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein included a number of prominent scientists. Among the eye-popping names that appeared on the list: the late cosmologist Stephen Hawking, Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann, evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould, physicist Frank Wilczek, neurologist Oliver Sacks, and geneticist George M. Church.

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