Stephen Colbert ended his Monday monologue with what he called “little stories that slip through the cracks,” such as the decision by President Donald Trump to end the nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
“The deal Trump wants to pull out of is the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that was signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev,” Colbert explained. “So, Trump is reopening a 30-year old confrontation. The ’80s are back, baby!”
He said that it was probably because he really wants to pound a Mc BLT before his hot date with Ms. Pac-man.
“And Trump picked a strange forum to announce he was pulling out of a major international agreement: a campaign rally in Nevada,” Colbert recalled, playing the video of the rally.
“Russia violated the agreement. We’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons, and we’re not allowed to,” the president said.
“Do weapons?” Colbert asked. “What the hell was that mean? You can’t do weapons. It’s not lunch or Dallas. Now, you might be saying, ‘Stephen, I don’t want to get vaporized in a thermonuclear war as much as the next guy, but at least Trump finally did something Putin wouldn’t like.’ Oh, what simple arguments you have, made up person. Because Putin likes it.”
Colbert cited a report saying “Moscow proposed a joint termination of the treaty in 2007 so it could deploy intermediate-range missiles in its south and east to counter Iran, Pakistan, and China.”
The proposal was understandably rejected.
“In part, because George W. Bush never paid prostitutes to pee on a bed,” Colbert riffed.
Colbert also made fun of Trump’s fish story that the weapon sales to the Saudis is the reason he can’t sanction the country for the murder of a Washington Post journalist. Trump said that the sale would give tens of thousands of jobs, then hundreds of thousands and ultimately a million jobs.
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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress
US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.
"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."
"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."
Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."
Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers
President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.
Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.
In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.
Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.
Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC
Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.
Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.
"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.
"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.