On Thursday, comedian Stephen Colbert mimicked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) over his announcement that President Donald Trump is prepared to declare a national emergency.
Trump reportedly has finalized plans to declare a national emergency to gain additional funding for his wall at the US-Mexico border, even after signing off on a funding bill to keep the government open.
Colbert said that it would be "insane" for Trump to declare a national emergency because of the backlash from his own party and the immediate court challenges he would face.
"Oh excuse me," Colbert said before playing a clip of McConnell on the Senate floor announcing Trump's plans.
He then mocked Trump declaring a national emergency, since there is no real emergency. "Oh, everybody run for your life," he joked.
"You can tell by the tone of my voice the urgency in which I am telling you, that this is a true national emergency," he joked in a slow tone. "In a related matter, I see that the Senate chamber is on fire and filled with scorpions. Everybody run for your life."
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