Stephen Colbert on Wednesday continued to attack Donald Trump for equating the neo-Nazis who descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend with the counter-protestors who stood against hatred and bigotry.
Referring to the president’s seemingly-forced statement on Monday, where he unequivocally denounced white supremacists, Colbert told his audience, “you know it was the right thing to say because he hated saying it.”
Colbert noted Trump reportedly “fumed” at having to denounce a group of people who he said were simply “defending their ‘heritage.”
“Donald Trump drove America’s moral leadership right through the guardrails by saying some of the people bearing torches with the Nazis were just good Joes.” Colbert said.
“Mr. President, there’s only one thing I no longer have any doubt about—you showed us who you were,” Colbert latter added.
Explaining the president reportedly felt “liberated” after his much-maligned presser, Colbert went in on Trump.
“Liberated, free, emancipated,” Colbert said, before putting on his Trump impersonation. “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty I’m free at last,” Colbert-as-Trump continued. “You like that? Melania wrote it.”
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— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 17, 2017
Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race
Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.
With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.
Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits
President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.
The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.
Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’
Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke — who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.