On Tuesday's Late Show, Stephen Colbert celebrated the successful rescue of 12 Thai youths and their soccer coach from a flooded cave. "Everybody loves this story! Are you listening, Mr. President? Freeing children makes people like you." He noted that some 3,000 migrant children are still detained in the U.S. after being forcibly separated from their parents, and that a majority of the 102 kids under 5 still have not been reunited despite a Tuesday court deadline (though, it should be noted, the remaining children are not in "cages").
"These kids would have a better chance of being reunited with their parents if they went spelunking with a Thai soccer coach," Colbert said, pointing to Trump's chaotic and secretive reunification regime. "So we're at the point as a nation where the good news is that the government is throwing kids into unmarked vans," he said. "Next we're supposed to be cheering on America's heroic sewer clowns." Every detained migrant gets their day before an immigration judge, including, in one recent case, a 1-year-old. Colbert re-enacted what that baby might say if he learned immigration law, as the judge suggested.
Speaking of babies, Colbert shook his head over the Trump administration's aggressive efforts to water down a World Health Organization resolution to support breastfeeding. "Of course, this is the Trump administration, so I assume they want to replace the word 'breast' with something more tasteful, like 'fun bags,'" Colbert joked. He ran through this bizarre tale of international intrigue — over, again, breastfeeding — then pointed out how sinister the language of infant-rearing can be with the right accent.
And also speaking of babies, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has approved a protest for Trump's England visit featuring a giant unflattering Baby Trump blimp, and The Late Show had some thoughts on that. Watch below. Peter Weber