Stephen Colbert isn't surprised Trump assaults Mother Nature, but he's shocked someone punished Russia

Stephen Colbert on Trump and Mother Nature
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On Tuesday's Late Show, Stephen Colbert noted that President Trump is going all-out to support accused teen molester Roy Moore, but "he's also been assaulting Mother Nature," Colbert said. On Monday, Trump announced that he will slash the size of two national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. "It's reasonable that he doesn't care about them," Colbert said. "They're just national monuments, they're not Confederate monuments."

So Trump is "opening millions of acres of protected land to strip-mining, but on the bright side, 'Escalante' is the first time he's ever spoken Spanish (if you don't count 'taco bowl')," Colbert said. Native Americans aren't so amused, since the national monuments contain an estimate 100,000 native cultural and archaeological sites, and they're suing. "You know, if Trump ahead with this plan, I'm worried that Native Americans will stop trusting the federal government," Colbert deadpanned.

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