In the weeks leading up to Tuesday's interim elections, President Donald Trump spoke of his concern about the impending caravan of migrants who are slowly moving north from Central America to seek asylum in the US.
Fox News reported unremittingly about the move ahead of Tuesday's vote – a note from Late Show host, Stephen Colbert, who notes that the network refers to the caravan about 21 times during Fox's three-hour morning show .
Various claims were made about the caravan by experts, including that gang members were present, that the group was full of Middle Eastern & # 39; and even with leprosy.
But all mention of the threatening caravan seemed to disappear from Fox's news agenda when the meantime was over.
Stephen Colbert noted how the fearful coverage of Fox News about the migrant caravan coming to the US has almost stopped since the midterms
The Fox & Friends morning show, pictured, used the word & # 39; caravan & # 39; an average of 21 times per episode in the six days preceding the voting on Tuesday
The migrating caravan became a major campaign issue in US mid-term elections and President Donald Trump even ordered the deployment of more than 5,000 military troops to the border to fend off migrants.
Trump also insinuated without evidence that there are criminals or even terrorists in the group.
Many migrants say they are fleeing unrestrained poverty, gang violence and political instability, especially in the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua, and they are now on the road for weeks.
But Colbert noted on Friday that Trump had not mentioned the caravan much since the meantime, and neither had Fox News.
The day after the elections, the program mentioned the subject only once
Other experts in the days before the elections increased the fears of Americans over the caravan
Experts who appeared on Fox suggested that the caravan brought diseases and people from the Middle East
& # 39; I even counted how often they talked about the caravan at Fox & Friends. Well, technically I had my film department do it. I can not follow Fox & Friends because my doctor says it's awful, "Colbert said.
& # 39; Anyway, this is true, in the six days prior to the election they used the word & # 39; caravan & # 39; average 21 times per episode. Then, the day after the meantime, Fox & Friends only mentioned it once. It was huge, like a week, and now nothing. & # 39;
& # 39; It was huge, like a week, and now nothing, & # 39; said Colbert. & # 39; It is the Tide Pod challenge of American politics. Except that Tide Pods will really kill you, "he joked.
Central American migrants wait for a subway after leaving the temporary shelter in the Jesus Martinez stadium in Mexico City. Dedicated Metro trains in Mexico City brought them to the suburbs of the capital and drivers began to offer northbound trips to the US.
Central American migrants resume their journey in hopes of reaching the United States, leaving Mexico City. 4,000 migrants are planning to continue to the city of Queretaro and then possibly to Guadalajara
On Saturday, thousands of Central American migrants were back on their way to the United States border after dedicated Metro trains in Mexico City took them to the suburbs of the capital and began offering their drivers northwards.
In the vicinity of a large toll plaza about 19 miles north of the city, Mexico helped police and human rights officials to load men, women and children on eighteen-wheelers and asked passing buses and trucks to transport migrants.
Many now have bundles of blankets, sleeping bags and heavy clothing to protect themselves against colder temperatures in the north of the country.
A Central American migrant circumvents a metro turnstile. About 500 Central American migrants left Mexico City Friday to start the longest and most dangerous part of their journey to the American border
Some left the capital with bottles of water and transparent plastic bags of bananas and oranges for the long trek. Others were given sandwiches with juice and ham from volunteers when they left.
Mexico City is located more than 600 miles from the nearest US border crossing at McAllen, Texas, but the area around the Mexican border towns of Reynosa, Matamoros and Nuevo Laredo is full of drug gangs and the migrants find it too risky.
Migrants are now taking a still dangerous, but somewhat safer and longer route to Tijuana in the far northwest of Mexico, opposite San Diego.
The longest leg of the journey is still ahead.
Migrants discuss their journey using a map posted in the sports complex where thousands of migrants have been deported for a number of days in Mexico City before they embark on the longest and most dangerous stage of their journey to the American border.