Late Night Tackles Trump and Puerto Rico
Jordan Klepper visits Puerto Rico, finds the upside in Trump's post-hurricane 'trickle-down responsibility'
President Trump declared his response to the brutal hurricanes in Puerto Rico a "10 out of 10," so Jordan Klepper at Comedy Central's The Opposition flew down to the island with purportedly high hopes. Klepper mostly kept up his faux-alt-rightish character in his interview with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and other Puerto Ricans, but he declared Trump's recovery effort a sub-par 6.5 ("if you round up, that's a 10, baby!"), given the huge numbers of people without power, phone service, drinking water, shelter, or working schools. Still, he found the upside in this federal dereliction.
"I think I'm starting to put it together," Klepper said. "When Donald Trump said it was a 10, he wasn't talking about his response, he was talking about the response he inspired. See, he's always thinking a couple of steps ahead, so many steps, often, he's behind. Something I like to call 'trickle-down responsibility' — people in the community, well then they're the ones who step up, they come together and they fix the problems, they move forward as a people and thus become that much more united. And we all know, Donald Trump, he's a uniter." After awarding perfect 10s to Puerto Ricans doing it for themselves, Klepper also brought back a gift for Trump himself. Maybe Trump should accept him (or her). Watch below. Peter Weber