Stephen Colbert is a little worried that Donald Trump hasn't called the Pentagon yet

Stephen Colbert is a bit concerned about Trump and the Pentagon
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On Thursday's Late Show, Stephen Colbert began his monologue by noting that "Trump's transition continues its transitioning." That's about all that anyone outside of Trump Tower is sure of at this point, Colbert said, "but I do know that his team has not yet called the Pentagon — possibly because he knows more than the generals, or maybe he's just never going to call them. Maybe he'll just launch a literal tweet war: '@Pentagon please bomb Syria #LyingNewYorkTimes' — it's funny 'cause it's true."

Colbert called the Pentagon to make sure its phones worked, and decided that maybe Trump's tweeted belief that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by China is a bigger threat to the world — as China apparently believes, clarifying this week that it did not in fact make up global warming. "Just hold on — things have gotten so bad now that China is telling us to care about the environment?" Colbert said. "Have you seen Beijing? No you haven't, because it's hidden behind their air."

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