Stephen Colbert exposes Donald Trump hypocrisy over China

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, via CBS
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, via CBS /

On last night’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert checked into the trade war between the United States and China, highlighting Donald Trump’s hypocritical stance.

Once again, Stephen Colbert is calling out the president for being a hypocrite.

On last night’s new episode of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert got into what’s happening with the United States and China in his opening monologue. The two countries are involved in some kind of trade war, and president Donald Trump has provided an update on its progress on his Twitter account.

As Colbert pointed out, Trump tweeted that the U.S. and China were still working together on a new deal. Taking a shot at previous presidents, Trump says previous negotiations were too much in China’s favor, that now it’s hard to talk them into a fair deal. However, Trump tells Americans to just “be cool” about it, because it will apparently all work out fine. “Be cool? Since when does Donald Trump talk like a jet from West Side Story?” Colbert asks.

Colbert then highlights another tweet with Trump claiming he’s working with President Xi to help get Chinese phone company ZTE “back into business, fast.” Colbert shows how that’s funny to see Trump say by showing many, many clips of Trump talking about how China “steals jobs” from the U.S. As this goes against everything Trump said about the issue before, Colbert envisions him next tweeting that we should start letting Mexicans cross the border into the country.

You can watch this monologue in the YouTube video below.

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How do you feel about this situation with Trump and China? Weigh in with your opinion in the comments below. As for Colbert, you can watch more of his monologues when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST, only on CBS.