Stephen Colbert on how President Donald Trump ignored advice and tried to seal a landmark peacemaking deal with the Taliban.
It is not often that a world leader gets criticized for trying to negotiate a peace deal. But then again, it is not often that a world leader like President Donald Trump is in charge. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert spent Monday night trying to understand why Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David for peace talks.
Everyone knows that President Trump has no problem meeting and talking with leaders who have poor reputations to say the least. Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong Un, and Mohammad Bin Salman are some examples.
Trump appeared to want to go on step further by inviting leaders from the Taliban to Camp David for peace talks. Many people were quick to question Trump’s decision as well as the timing, with the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the same week as the proposed meeting.
And per usual, it was Stephen Colbert leading the way in questioning Trump’s decision making and motivation. And per usual, Colbert did not hold back.
Colbert starts off mocking Trump, joking that the President can’t tell the difference between the bad people and good people with whom he meets. Trump’s ability to judge character has long been an issue with his critics and it is something that he extends in to his diplomacy strategy.
The Late Show always pays a little extra attention to any story that features White House in-fighting or disagreements. In this case, it involves Trump reportedly going against the advice of John Bolton and Mike Pence.
Colbert moves from Taliban talk to the Tallahassee Trail. Trump’s struggles with geography is another favorite topic in late night. Colbert gets a two for one as well when we see that Trump has made this mistake before yet refused to correct himself.
“Chopper Talk” wraps up with another comment about Trump’s crowd size and it’s just another day in the Trump White House. Questions that began with why the Taliban was invited to Camp David ends with how many people are going to be outside a rally.
Most people seem to think that cancelling the Taliban meeting was the right decision. It may have taken President Trump a little bit longer to reach that conclusion but he got there. But there is a good chance he’ll try again and fans know that Stephen Colbert will be ready to react.