“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert was merciless in his mockery of Donald Trump during Friday night’s show. The comedian noted that Trump is working diligently to save jobs. He joked that many of those jobs are for comedians like Colbert.
“‘No, we’re not leaving because Donald Trump promised us,'” Trump quoted in his Indiana speech. “And I never thought I made that promise. And I’m saying to myself, ‘Man. And then they played my statement,’ and I said, ‘Carrier will never leave.’ But that was a eu-phen-ism.”
“I’m not sure what a ‘eu-phen-ism’ is,” Colbert said with a smirk. “But I’m guessing it’s a euphemism for something.”
Colbert said that his point was that Trump hadn’t planned on saving Carrier but ended up doing so anyway. “Sort of like how he got elected president,” he joked.
Trump also warned companies that they will never be allowed to leave the United States again without consequences. “Yes! Carrier faced harsh consequences, like $7 million in tax breaks,” he said. “So watch out, ISIS. Knock off the nonsense or you’re going to get pajama-grammed!”
Since the election, Colbert noted that there has been a lot of scrutiny on the alt-right news blog Breitbart, or as Colbert joked Breitbart.white.
“Critics say the site is a hotbed of racist, sexist and anti-semitic views while supporters say exactly the same thing,” Colbert joked.
After a lot of backlash, Kellogg’s announced they’d be pulling their ads from the site because it doesn’t align with their values.
“Really is there the maker of Frosted Flakes doesn’t agree with Breitbart? You think they’d love a bright orange cartoon who promises to make the country grrrrrreat!” Colbert said with gusto.
Colbert said that in response to the company pulling their ads, Breitbart said that they were “sorry to see a valued advertiser go and would work to try to repair the relationship in the future. Just kidding!” Colbert laughed. “They actually published this article title, ‘#DumpKellogg’s: Breakfast brand blacklists Breitbart, declares hate for 45,000,000 readers’ and went on to say ‘if you serve Kellogg’s products to your family, you are serving up bigotry at your breakfast table.'”
Colbert was shocked by the thought that a cereal could be bigoted. “Other than, obviously, Lucky Charms. That leprechaun is magically offensive! That trick rabbit’s weird, too. Keep him away from the kids.”
Check out the rest of Colbert’s jokes below:
Trump unravels over Ukraine call in extensive thread– then blames Democrats
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"This Scam going on right now by the Democrats against the Republican Party, and me, was all about a perfect phone call I had with the Ukrainian President. He’s already stated, NO PRESSURE! Where is the Whistleblower, or the 2nd Whistleblower, or the “informant?” All gone because their so-called story didn’t come even close to matching up with the exact transcript of the phone call. Was it a Corrupt Adam Schiff con? Why didn’t the IG see this? When do we depose Shifty Schiff to find out why he fraudulently made up my phone call and read this fiction to Congress and the American People? I demand his deposition. He is a fraud, just like the Russia Hoax was, and the Ukraine Hoax is now. When do the Do Nothing Democrats pay a price for what they are doing to our Country, & when do the Republicans finally fight back?"
Trump is furious over news coverage of Mick Mulvaney’s flub — and he’s growing ‘increasingly frustrated and agitated’
President Donald Trump is watching Mick Mulvaney going down on cable news, said one political analyst on CNN Sunday. The criticism of the chief of staff came after Trump spent the weekend watching media coverage of Mulvaney's flub, the network reported.
"Trump has voraciously consumed news coverage about Mulvaney and has become more agitated," the source said according to the report. "Specifically, the President is concerned, according to the source, that Mulvaney is not transitioning enough to the role he is in now -- helping to lead the impeachment inquiry defense from the West Wing."
Trump lashes out at Pelosi for going to Jordan to fix his Syria flub
President Donald Trump tweeted his anger about Speaker Nancey Pelosi (D-CA) taking a delegation of leaders to Jordan to meet with those working on Syria.
"Pelosi is now leading a delegation of 9, including Corrupt Adam Schiff, to Jordan to check out Syria. She should find out why Obama drew The Red Line In the Sand, & then did NOTHING, losing Syria & all respect. I did something, 58 missiles. One million died under Obama’s mistake!" Trump tweeted Sunday.
Vice President Mike Pence went to Turkey last week to attempt to negotiate a ceasefire, but what he ended up with was 120-hour freeze on bombing Kurds.