- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

President Trump is on course to revive the corpse of Osama bin Laden if he continues to rescind his predecessor’s achievements, late night host Jimmy Kimmel quipped Tuesday.

The comedian took aim at the Trump administration’s decision to rescind Obama-era immigration reform during Tuesday’s broadcast of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” while jokingly suggesting the president could be on pace to reverse one of his predecessor’s biggest accomplishments.

“Pres. Trump has decided to do away what’s known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — DACA they call it — it’s a program that gives undocumented immigrants whose parents brought them into the country when they were children the chance to work and go to school legally,” Mr. Kimmelsaid at the start of Tuesday’s broadcast.

“This is what he wants to do away with, mostly because President Obama is the one who ordered it,” Mr. Kimmel continued. “It seems like his main agenda is to undo everything Obama did. I hope he doesn’t bring bin Laden back to life.”

Bin Laden, the former leader of the al Qaeda terrorist organization, was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs inside his compound in Pakistan in 2011, nearly a decade after he ordered the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the administration’s decision to rescind DACA earlier Tuesday morning in a statement blaming the Obama-era policy with causing “terrible humanitarian consequences” and costing American workers hundreds of thousands of jobs.

“Our president woke up and asked his staff, ‘Now that this hurricane is over, what’s something horrible I can do to distract people from the Russia investigation?’” Mr. Kimmel said. “Someone said, ‘You know, there are 800,000 innocent kids you could deport for no good reason,’ and he said ‘Done and done.’”

The White House disagrees.

“It’s not cold-hearted for the president to uphold law. We are nation of law,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Trump, meanwhile, said Wednesday he has “no second thoughts” about his decision.

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