Colbert mocks Donald Trump’s heartless budget cuts

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President Donald Trump is introducing a budget proposal with severe cuts that can only be described as heartless, so Stephen Colbert is blasting him for it.

I hate to say it, but it seems the president of the United States has no regard for human life. If people aren’t useful to him or his billionaire buddies, then they’re just nothing to Donald Trump. Or as Stephen Colbert put it on last night’s Late Show, he’s building the foundation of America’s greatness out of “the ground up bones of poor people.”

Colbert describes how Trump is planning to cut the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the SNAP food stamp program. Is this normal? Joking that it must be so, Colbert quips that “I know this is an unpopular position these days, but I believe that children should go to the doctor and eat.”

The Late Show host goes on to add that Trump’s own voters are particularly going to suffer. Apparently Trump voters will be hit the hardest, as the budget proposal “takes aim at the social safety net on which many his supporters rely.” So it’s really like nobody but the president himself gets ahead.

Colbert then gets into some of the other radical cuts Trump is trying to do. That even includes a 19% slash to the National Cancer Institute’s budget. “Trump said we’d be sick of winning,” Colbert mentions, but is quick to note that “he is ready to deliver on the first half of that sentence.”

You can watch the complete take down below.

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So if you think Trump is a heartless lunatic for offering these budget slashes, don’t feel alone. Colbert is sharing your opinion.