Stephen Colbert demanded that President Donald Trump’s phone be taken away after another controversial call.
No good news can come from President Donald Trump on the phone these days. The latest news about Trump’s call to Turkey caused Stephen Colbert to throw his hands up and ask if the President’s phones can be confiscated.
The story on Trump’s call to the president of Ukraine allegedly asking for an investigation into Joe Biden hasn’t gone away. In fact, it’s only getting bigger as a second whistleblower has come out with more damning evidence.
Then there is President Trump’s phone use to mount his Twitter defense and attacks. Trump continues to rage on Twitter, claiming he has done nothing wrong and the “Deep State” is out to take his presidency away in the greatest witch hunt in American history.
Now we have a new story involving Trump’s phone call to a foreign leader. After a conversation with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump ordered U.S. troops out of northern Syria. The move was criticized by U.S. officials and could benefit the Islamic State and Russia.
Trump defended his decision by citing his “great and unmatched wisdom.” Boasting and self-congratulating is nothing new for the President. Still, Stephen Colbert had a few questions before calling for Trump’s phone to be taken away during Monday night’s Late Show.
It is not often that Stephen Colbert and a Trump supporter like Senator Lindsey Graham are on the same side of an argument. But Colbert shows the clip of Graham on Fox and Friends to prove just how poorly Trump handled Syria by abandoning Kurdish allies.
Time and time again we’ve seen late night hosts try to understand the thought process behind President Trump’s decisions. It’s an impossible task most times but comedians like Colbert offer some entertaining theories. After all, not everyone can hope to understand someone with such “great and unmatched wisdom” as the President.
Things don’t look much better in the Ukraine scandal. The release of text messages suggest that U.S. military assistance to Ukraine was being withheld until an investigation into Joe Biden and Hunter Biden was opened. It’s looking more and more like phones are going to be the key to President Trump’s downfall.
President Donald Trump’s phone calls have sent the Republican Party into a tailspin, turned Fox and Friends against him, and made Stephen Colbert and Lindsey Graham agree on a political issue. For his sake, and that of the country, maybe it is time to put the phone down.