Colbert: Trump is treating healthcare like a board game

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 During his opening monologue for The Late Show, Stephen Colbert spoke about the scary way Donald Trump is treating healthcare as “something you can win”.

Not knowing whether or now you will have healthcare is a horrifying concept for most people. But for the president of the United States, he apparently doesn’t recognize its seriousness. In fact, he’s treating the issue like he’s playing a board game, in the sense that he’s treating healthcare like something you can win — as Stephen Colbert suggests in his new monologue.

On last night’s Late Show, Colbert spent a lot of time talking about the Senate healthcare bill. As per usual Trump, he contradicts himself several times through his various tweets, proving he’s completely lost on this healthcare thing. What the president is saying basically just amounts to blindly hope for the best.

Colbert zones in on a tweet from the Donald challenging the media’s claims he isn’t “engaged” in healthcare. Trump suggests in the tweet that he’s actually an expert and wants a “victory for the U.S.” Baffled, Colbert sarcastically responds, “Yes, he knows healthcare. He thinks you can win it.”

The Late Show host follows up with a new video of Trump making a fool of himself at a recent meeting with Republican Senators. In the clip, Trump literally says about the bill, “This will be great if we get it done. And if we don’t get it done, it’s just going to be something that we’re not going to like. And that’s okay, and I understand that very well.” Responding to that, Colbert imagines how it’d look if Trump were to put that phrase on his trademark red hat.

You can watch the monologue in the video below, courtesy of CBS.

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For more of Colbert, you can catch him every single weeknight on TV! The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.