5. Donald Trump acts like a villain
It shouldn’t surprise anyone to hear Stephen Colbert compare President Donald Trump to a villain. The Late Show host has made it clear that he doesn’t seen President Trump as an ally of the American people. That is, except, for his base of supporters.
This monologue from Aug. addresses that issue while also serving as an example of Colbert being genuinely shocked by Trump’s behavior in 2019. President Trump had retweeted a conspiracy theory connecting the Clinton family to the death of Jeffrey Epstein.
Like other late night comedians, Colbert still did his best to try to explain President Trump’s behavior. He suggested that the President was lashing out for not receiving enough praise for visiting Dayton and El Paso in the wake of another mass shooting.
But even in that situation, President Trump couldn’t do enough to satisfy Colbert. The comedian mocked President Trump’s grin and apparent failure to grasp the severity of the issue he was in. During a time in which the country was wounded and saddened, President Trump did little to offer any healing according to Colbert.
This particular monologue also highlights the fundamental problems Stephen Colbert has with President Trump’s character. It’s one thing to disagree with a politicians stance on issues but it’s another to question things like morality and intelligence.