Stephen Colbert focuses on what Trump has accomplished in his first 100 days

Stephen Colbert grades Trump first 100 days
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This Saturday, President Trump will reach 100 days in office, "and boy, it sure seems longer," Stephen Colbert said on Monday's Late Show. Trump hasn't accomplished any of his big goals, "but — and it's a big but — he did sign a law making it easier for mentally ill people to buy guns and for hibernating bears to be hunted," Colbert noted. "So he took care of his base: insane people who want to murder Yogi." Trump dismissed the 100 days frame in a tweet, taking credit for "S.C." — which might refer to a Supreme Court confirmation, or, Colbert noted, Stephen Colbert. "I gotta say, Donald Trump has done a lot for me in the first 100 days. Thank you for your service, Mr. President."

In a wide-ranging and often "unintelligible" interview with The Associated Press Trump "crowed about what he believes his biggest accomplishment has been so far," TV ratings, in granular detail. Seriously, "nothing matters to Trump more than ratings," Colbert said. He's even said he won't fire Press Secretary Sean Spicer because he gets as many viewers as a soap opera and everyone tunes in. "It's true: You can't tear your eyes away from Sean Spicer; it's like watching a car crash that knows nothing about the Holocaust," Colbert said. And "clearly, Sean Spicer is a soap opera — that explains why his character is constantly getting amnesia."

There's one more thing Trump may accomplish by Day 100 of his administration: a government shutdown on Day 99. Trump has been insisting that Congress include money for his Mexico border wall in a must-pass spending bill, "which may kill the bill and make the United States financially insolvent — so, Trump really is running the country like one of his businesses," Colbert said. Trump appears to know the risks, because he tweeted about the importance of the wall — with a sizable time gap in the middle of his sentence. "How is he going to #BuildTheWall when it takes him three hours to #BuildASentence?" Colbert asked. Watch below. Peter Weber

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Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.