In the second round of debates, several candidates expressed conflicting views on whether to decriminalize border crossings and provide free health care for undocumented immigrants. Noah told his audience during a live edition of his show that Democrats "aren't clear" on the issue of immigration as they are on others.
"The whole debate surrounding immigration tonight was confusing," Noah elaborated. "At one point, it seemed like Democrats were saying illegal immigration would still be illegal if they were in the White House. But then it sort of morphed and then at some point, it seemed like it wouldn't be a crime to sneak across the border into the U.S. It was a mess!"
The Comedy Central star then credited President Trump for "successfully" portraying Democrats as the "party of open borders."
"It's a mess that Donald Trump has successfully started to create," Noah continued, "because you realize he started painting the Democrats as the party of open borders. And now they're struggling to convey their compassion for asylum seekers without sounding like they want to give visas to ISIS."