Stephen Colbert brutally mocked President Donald Trump for humbly bragging about his generosity on the CBS program “The Late Show” on Tuesday.
“You know how we’re all worried about the national debt or the deficit– and I don’t know which one of those is which, but you know they’re both bad — kind of like Eric and Don Jr., I’m not sure,” Colbert joked. “Well guess what? You can stop worrying!”
Colbert read Trump’s tweet where the commander-in-chief bragged about writing a $100,000 check to the federal government.
While the press doesn’t like writing about it, nor do I need them to, I donate my yearly Presidential salary of $400,000.00 to different agencies throughout the year, this to Homeland Security. If I didn’t do it there would be hell to pay from the FAKE NEWS MEDIA! pic.twitter.com/xqIGUOwh4x
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
“You can’t say you don’t care if anybody knows about it and at the same time announce it to the world on Twitter. that’s like naming a building, “The Anonymously Donated by the Great and Charitable Donald J. Trump Hospital.”
“That’s humility there,” Colbert noted. “That’s humble.”
“To really drive home his great humility, Trump included a picture of the check for $100,000, to the Department of Homeland Security. Wow, ‘Department of Homeland Security’ has got to be the worst porn star name ever,” he joked.
Colbert noted that while he is paying $100,000 to DHS, his border wall national emergency is attempting to take $5 billion from the department’s budget.
“So, Trump’s paycheck donation is like robbing a restaurant, then on your way out, throwing a nickel in the tip jar,” he explained.
He then impersonated Trump, saying, “Here you go, here you go, buy yourself something nice — like an alarm system.”
US House of Representatives kills attempt to impeach Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives by a wide margin just voted to not take action on a resolution to consider impeaching President Donald Trump over his racist remarks. The forced vote, which is still ongoing, currently stands at 331 in favor of "tabling," or putting aside, the motion, and 93 voting against tabling, meaning 93 voting to consider the motion.
The motion was brought by Democratic Congressman Al Green, who has been trying to impeach President Trump.This is the first time the House has weighed in officially on the issue.
Some who support impeachment voted against the motion, saying it needs to go through proper channels, generally the House Judiciary Committee.
‘Fat people don’t wear shorts’: North Carolina girl goes viral after being body shamed in church
On Wednesday, WCTI News Channel 12 reported on a viral video circulating of a girl in North Carolina being body-shamed at her own church by a community leader.
"She had came [sic] in and said you're too fat to wear those shorts, fat girls don't wear shorts," said 19-year-old Jenna Munger, describing the encounter, which happened as she was visiting the restroom while singing in the church choir.
On the video, which has already gathered more than 5 million views, the woman can be heard saying, "She's a chubby girl, but she's got a dress on that's appropriate; it comes down to the top of her knees."
Trump administration diverts development aid meant for Guatemala and Honduras to boost Venezuela’s Guaido
President Donald Trump's administration is diverting nearly $42 million intended for development aid in Guatemala and Honduras to support Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido, including staff salaries, an internal document showed.
In a memo obtained by AFP, the US Agency for International Development called Venezuela's political crisis "a significant, exigent event in the US national interest" that required a switch in $41.9 million in funds.
The United States and more than 50 other countries recognize Guaido as president of Venezuela, but leftist leader Nicolas Maduro remains in power despite nearly half a year of international efforts.