Stephen Colbert sticks up for Trump's 'shithole countries'

Stephen Colbert slams Trump for vulgar remarks
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"All week long, President Trump has tried desperately to convince us that he is a stable, steady leader," Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show. "It was a nice act, but like many men his age, he can only keep it up for so long. Today he returned to the same unstable, reactionary president we've come to know and... know." He began with Trump's vulgar comments about Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations. "Sir, they're not 'shithole countries,'" Colbert said. "For one, Donald Trump isn't their president."

"But that wasn't the only packet of international crazy sauce he squirted out today," Colbert noted, mentioning Trump's statement that he "probably" has "a very good relationship" with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. "Probably? That is definitely terrifying," he said. "How do you not know if you have a relationship with someone?" Trump also claimed he knows "more about wedges than any human being that's lived," and Colbert found that plausible "Oh sir, you are a wedge," he said, pausing, "the simplest of tools."

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