'And he's down and on fire': Stephen Colbert knocks Trump's claim planes are 'too complex' with fake news reel
Stephen Colbert (CBS)

On Tuesday, comedian Stephen Colbert mocked President Donald Trump after he said planes were becoming "to complex."


After a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia, multiple companies have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 except America.

In a tweet, Trump responded to the controversy.

"Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are," he said.

"Needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!" he said.

Colbert read Trump's tweet on-air mocking him. He then played a mock old school clip of Trump taking a plane that was not updated. The black and white clip showed Trump in a vintage plane.

"He declared air travel was too complicated," the video states.

Watch below: