Stephen Colbert is really exhausted from ‘all the chances we’ve been giving’ Donald Trump
The narrative on cable news among Republican pundits has been that we all just need to give President-Elect Donald Trump “a chance.” But as comedian Seth Meyers said after Trump appointed Steve Bannon, “bye chance!” “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert is simply exhausted.
“How’s everybody doing?” Colbert asked his audience at the top of the show. “Personally, I’m a little tired from all the chance we’re giving him. It’s exhausting. Hope that works out. Hope and chance.”
Colbert brought up Trump’s transition going through a transition of its own. “I don’t know a lot about what’s going on, but I do know that his team has not yet called the pentagon,” Colbert said referencing the recent news story. “Possibly because he knows more than the generals. Or maybe he’s never going to call them. He’ll just launch a literal Twitter war.”
He then posted a possible future tweet from Trump: “@pentagon, please bomb Syria. #lyingnewyorktimes.”
“Maybe the Pentagon’s line is down,” Colbert wondered. “I don’t know. I’ve got my phone. Always keep it with me. Let me just give them a little call right here.”
Colbert then pretended to call the Pentagon. A recording began: “Hello, you’ve reached the United States Pentagon. If you are calling about a country you’d like to invade, press 1. For hours of operation and status of ongoing wars, press 2. If you are President-Elect Donald Trump, press nothing. Seriously, do not press any button. Please. I love my wife and kids.
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