Colbert talks about Trump’s first 100 days in office

Stephen Colbert - Credit: CBS
Stephen Colbert - Credit: CBS /

We are approaching the 100th day of the presidency of Donald Trump, and Stephen Colbert is jokingly thanking the commander-in-chief for all of the material.

Prior to winning the 2016 general election, Donald Trump had a lot to say about his first 100 days in office. By this time, he swore many things to his voters, such as having Obamacare repealed. He’s coming up short on all of these promises, so now he’s since backpedaled by calling the first 100 days measurement a “ridiculous standard” in a recent tweet.

On last night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert pointed out the irony by showing several clips of Trump talking about his “100 day action plan”. Apparently the Donald had tried to shift the blame away from himself, by suggesting that this action plan was someone else’s idea. But the video clips show him clearly stating that this plan was essentially a contract between him and the American people.

Colbert adds that Trump is actually facing a lot of potential trouble in the immediate future. He’s facing a government shutdown on his watch is Congress can’t agree to a budget. Trump’s rush to compensate by trying to have some sort of accomplish in his “action plan” can also make things much worse for him, as Colbert puts it.

“Trump is so desperate to have something to show for his first 100 days that he just threw in funding for the border wall — which may kill the bill and make the United States financially insolvent,” Colbert says. “So, Trump really is running the country like one of his businesses.”

Watch the entire segment in the YouTube video below.

While Trump’s first 100 days haven’t gone as well as he’d been hoping for, there’s a bright side for Colbert. The Late Show host actually thanks President Trump for the past 100 days. With him in office, Colbert has had limitless material to work with.