Colbert: ‘Let’s Stop Pretending That Trump is the Symptom of Something; He’s The Disease’
On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert slammed President Trump over his tweets attacking MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
“I’m gonna say something right now that I did not think was possible anymore,” he began. “I am shocked by something Donald Trump said.”
Colbert read the tweet out loud in his Trump voice and reacted, “First of all, someone bleeding badly at your door and you say no? It sounds like your health care plan.”
“This is shocking and vicious, so on brand,” he added.
The Late Show host read off some headlines, calling the tweets “vulgar,” “crude,” and a “new low.”
“No, it’s the same low,” Colbert responded.
He then cited tweets from Republican Senators Ben Sasse and Lindsey Graham.
Please just stop. This isn’t normal and it’s beneath the dignity of your office.
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 29, 2017
Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 29, 2017
“Hold it right there, Lindsey!” Colbert exclaimed. “This is not what’s wrong with American politics, okay?… This is what’s wrong with the American president.”
He added, “Let’s stop pretending that Trump is a symptom of something; he’s the disease. And the only cure is three-and-a-half years of liquor and bed rest.”
Watch the clip above, via CBS.
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