'The Good Fight' Compares Trump Immigration Policy to the Holocaust

May 20th, 2018 12:13 PM

CBS’s The Good Fight continues to push its liberal agenda unashamedly. Sunday’s episode likened President Trump’s immigration policy to the Holocaust, touted sanctuary cities, and showcased a nude photo of First Lady Melania Trump.

In the episode titled “Day 485,” ICE relentlessly pursues the deportation of Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart’s investigator Jay Dipersia (Nyambi Nyambi) upon learning that his U.S. birth certificate is a fake, and he was actually born in Nigeria. Partner Adrian Boseman (Delroy Lindo) pleas with the Jewish judge to withhold Jay from federal custody: “They’re rounding people up, your honor. All over this country, rounding people up and putting them into camps. In 2018. I can’t be the only one who sees the irony.”

Earlier in the episode, someone in the courtroom pointed out that “everyone in this courtroom is Jewish,” thus the “irony” Boseman refers to is the supposed similarity to the Holocaust, which resulted in the systematic murder of approximately 6 million Jewish people.

In two other courtrooms, partners Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and Liz Reddick (Audra McDonald) argue whether the state government trumps the federal government. Liz argues that Chicago is a sanctuary city, thus the federal government cannot deport Jay.

If you’re wondering why the judge in the clip is a complete buffoon, it’s because an earlier episode established this particular judge as a Trump appointee. So of course, instead of listening to the lawyers present their arguments, he fumbles with his zipper and fails to comprehend any of the arguments made by either side.

Diane and Liz finally win their case by applying for an EB-1 visa for Jay, otherwise known as the Einstein visa, which allows foreign people with some sort of “extraordinary ability” to remain permanently in the U.S. The two lawyers point out that Melania Trump received the Einstein visa. They put up a completely nude photo of Melania Trump that showcases her back and side, arguing that if nude photos of Melania can merit that she stay in the U.S, so can Jay’s drawings of people and animals.

“The world has gone insane,” Diane laments toward the end of the episode, following the statement with, “The news is satire. It’s not real.” I would say the same thing about The Good Fight. It pretends to tackle challenging issues while really only presenting the left side fairly and caricaturing everyone on the right.

But there is some good news—the season 2 finale is next week!