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Jon Stewart has roasted Republicans for pushing their wild narrative round immigration after Donald Trump coined the brand new nickname “migrant crime”.

On Monday night time’s The Daily Show, the host rolled a plethora of media clips of lawmakers condemning migrants, baselessly calling them “illegal invaders” and “criminals, rapists, murderers, child predators”, amongst different issues.

“We got criminals, we got terrorists. Is there anyone else down there we should be worried about?” Mr Stewart requested earlier than he lower to a clip of Mr Trump saying: “Anybody ever heard of Hannibal Lecter, he’s a nice fellow, but that’s what’s coming into our country right now.”

Amazed at what the previous president mentioned, Mr Stewart responded: “Wouldn’t cannibals amongst them be the solution to the problem? Or are they fasting until they get to America?”

Mr Stewart went on to acknowledge that there’s a bipartisan settlement that the US-Mexico border is a problem, citing a report from CNN that officers have been on monitor to course of greater than 300,000 migrants in December 2023 – an all-time month-to-month excessive – and including that it was “not sustainable”.

However, Mr Stewart did level out that whereas the events agree that this is a matter, Republicans did flip down an opportunity to go a powerful border invoice earlier this month as a consequence of “how confident they are that fearmongering will be an effective election year strategy”.

“It’s all about branding,” the host added.

Instead of specializing in supporting a invoice that would see stronger immigration restrictions, Mr Trump has spent his time making an attempt to coin a time period that associates President Joe Biden with “migrant crime”.

Jon Stewart mentioned he’s not utterly offered on Trump’s ‘migrant crime’ catchphrase

(The Daily Show)

Well identified for creating new phrases and nicknames to make use of in his rambling marketing campaign speeches, Mr Trump was seen in a single clip on Monday’s present speaking about “migrant crime”, which he mentioned he would now discuss with as “Biden migrant crime” – earlier than shortening once more to  “Bigrant crime”.

“That’s good, that’s smart,” Mr Trump mentioned of his new phrase.

“It’s a portmanteau,” Mr Stewart mocked.

The host wasn’t utterly offered on Mr Trump’s new catchphrase and joked that “it really just sounds like a migrant who’s open to crossing either border”.

It wasn’t simply the migrant fearmongering that Mr Stewart targeted on. He pointed to the duelling visits to the border purchase each the previous and present president final week.

“It was b****-ass Cassidy versus the Sundown Kid,” Mr Stewart mocked.

Mr Biden did, nonetheless, immediately deal with Mr Trump throughout a speech whereas in Brownsville, Texas after being briefed by Customs and Border Patrol personnel.

“Here’s what I’d say to Mr Trump … instead of telling members of Congress to block this legislation, join me – or I’ll join you – in telling the Congress to pass this bipartisan border security bill,” Mr Biden mentioned.

“Ladies and gentlemen, the olive branch has been extended across the aisle, in a show of genuine desire to solve this complex and vexing issue,” Mr Stewart reacted, earlier than throwing it over to the Republican candidate: “Trump, you’re response?”

“Crooked Joe is the blood of countless innocent victims,” Mr Trump mentioned in a clip from the rival speech he made down on the border.

Mr Stewart stared deadpan into the digicam and mentioned, “Hmmm, that’s a no.”

The present then ran a bunch of clips of Democrats saying that they welcome immigrants, with New York City Mayor Eric Adams echoing the phrases etched on the Statue of Liberty, which says to deliver those that are “yearning to breathe free” – however needed to caveat that by saying that town is “out of room”.

Stewart concluded: “So this is the terrible cycle America is caught in: Democrats whose high-minded values and principles did not a contact high with reality and Republicans whose desire to solve the problem isn’t nearly as strong as their desire to exploit it.”