One of the most emotional parts of President Donald Trump’s address on border security was when he spoke about the Americans killed by illegal aliens.
From White House:
In the last two years, ICE officers made 266,000 arrests of aliens with criminal records, including those charged or convicted of 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 violent killings. Over the years, thousands of Americans have been brutally killed by those who illegally entered our country, and thousands more lives will be lost if we don’t act right now.
This is a humanitarian crisis — a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. […]
America’s heart broke the day after Christmas when a young police officer in California was savagely murdered in cold blood by an illegal alien, who just came across the border. The life of an American hero was stolen by someone who had no right to be in our country.
Day after day, precious lives are cut short by those who have violated our borders. In California, an Air Force veteran was raped, murdered, and beaten to death with a hammer by an illegal alien with a long criminal history. In Georgia, an illegal alien was recently charged with murder for killing, beheading, and dismembering his neighbor. In Maryland, MS-13 gang members who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors were arrested and charged last year after viciously stabbing and beating a 16-year-old girl.
Over the last several years, I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration. I’ve held the hands of the weeping mothers and embraced the grief-stricken fathers. So sad. So terrible. I will never forget the pain in their eyes, the tremble in their voices, and the sadness gripping their souls.
How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job?
To those who refuse to compromise in the name of border security, I would ask: Imagine if it was your child, your husband, or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken?
The president referenced the tragic death of Newman police officer Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant who came to this country from Fiji to become a police officer and who was allegedly killed by an illegal alien, leaving behind a wife and five month old child.
But what was the response of late-night host Seth Meyers to this impassioned call to protect Americans?
He decided to joke about dead Americans.
He tweeted, “Is this Oval Office: SVU?”
Needless to say, no one thought it was funny and Meyers was hammered.
Former NBC colleague Megyn Kelly blasted him, “I’m sure that’s hysterical to the families of the murder victims the president just discussed.”
Greg Gutfeld weighed in.
Here are some of the other more colorful responses to Meyer’s joke.
From Daily Wire:
Prior to the speech, Meyers had called upon networks to completely shut the president out so as to avoid spreading his propaganda.
“First of all, just because Trump wants to address the nation doesn’t mean networks should air it,” said Meyers. “Otherwise, they’re just passing on his lies unfiltered. They should either reject him outright, or, if he insists on speaking in prime time, make him do it as a contestant on ‘The Masked Singer.'”
HT: Daily Caller