Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel all tear into Trump and his favorite network for trying really, really hard to make Americans panic about an "invasion" before Election Day.
Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah's late-night TV shows both had the same reaction Tuesday night to President Donald Trump and Fox News trying really hard to instill fear into Americans about a caravan of migrants slowly making their way through Mexico to the United States border.
They turned the blatant fear mongering into horror movies, but took different stylistic approaches. "The Late Show" on CBS aired a throwback to '50s horror movies as the cold open, while "The Daily Show" took a more modern approach, reminiscent of "28 Days Later."
"Not since the beginning of time has the United States known terror like this," a narrator says in the trailer for "The Caravan," about "a slow-walking horde, hell bent on a better life."
In his monologue, Colbert dug deeper into the issue, mocking Trump's "interesting adjectives" for the migrants in the caravan he's desperately trying to drum up nationwide panic over.
"These men are young, strong -- I'm talking a virile herd of hot, young spicy beefcakes sweating their way toward our sensitive points of entry," Colbert said in his Trump accent. "These oiled up Latino meat slabs are coming here to steal our 'Magic Mike' jobs."
Watch Colbert's horror throwback, filmed in "Fear Vision," followed by a fun spin on zombie movies from "The Daily Show."
Noah also had so much more to say on this topic other than parodying it with a fake horror movie. He dedicated over eight minutes of Tuesday's episode to the subject that has been receiving wall-to-wall coverage on Fox News and dominating Trump's Twitter feed. (When he's not busy demonizing the free press as the "Enemy of the People," days after the FBI arrested a man suspected of mailing explosive devices to CNN.)
Noah said President Trump is gearing up for the Midterm Elections by "scaring the shit out of his voters, specifically by using brown people."
"It's sort of like Halloween, but a racist Halloween. Or as Megyn Kelly calls it, Halloween," he joked, referencing the former "Today" show host's blackface debacle.
Unlike the president and his cheerleaders at Fox, Noah is not afraid of the caravan containing a few thousand migrants hoping to escape poverty and danger in their home countries by seeking asylum in the United States.
"These people aren't illegal anything. They're planing to apply for asylum once they get to the U.S. border," he argued. "It's not like they're going to rush across the border like a giant game of Red Rover."
"This is just ridiculous," he said of Trump sending 5,000 soldiers to the border to thwart what he and Fox have been calling "an invasion."
"Why not send 5,000 judges and lawyers to help with the asylum process?" he asked. "What kind of invaders apply to come in and give the enemy three months warning?"
Noah observed that it doesn't even seem like Trump and the Fox News personalities helping him spread fear about the migrants know why they're afraid of them. Reasons have included gang members, terrorists, "strong" and "strapping" young men in their 20s accompanying the women and children journeying for a better life, as well as alleged disease ranging from rabies to syphilis.
"That's right, these migrants are both super strong and riddled with disease," Noah joked.
After trashing Trump for telling reporters that he wants to sign an executive order to end birthright citizenship, something that has been legal in the United States for well over a century thanks to the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, he played a clip from Trump's "tough interview" on Fox News Monday night.
"He fired up the base with more talk about that caravan all the nuts are so scared of," Kimmel said, cutting to Trump stressing there are "thousands and thousands" of migrants, describing them as "strong" young men and "bad people."
But Kimmel was particularly amused by Trump bragging, "I'm pretty good at figuring out how many people."
The ABC late-night host cut the clip short to joke, "Hold on, the one thing you are most certainly not pretty good at is figuring out how many people. I think we learned that immediately," referencing Trump's first presidential scandal: inflating the crowd size at his inauguration.