Stephen Colbert: Trump’s desperation is becoming more obvious

President Donald Trump (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
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Stephen Colbert discussed what President Donald Trump’s rallies tell us about the election

We have reached the final two weeks before the 2020 election. Both candidates are making their final pitches to the American people. For President Donald Trump, that means even more moves out of desperation according to Stephen Colbert.

The Late Show returned last night after a week-long hiatus. Colbert admitted that they missed a lot of stories and had to play catch up. But as late night television has learned that President Trump is never short on material.

Almost immediately after being discharged from the hospital, President Trump hit the campaign trail. His plan was to hold a rally every day until the election to hopefully make up ground in the polls against former Vice President Joe Biden.

The strategy itself is fine (if you ignore the pandemic, which the White House has done) but it is the message that caught Stephen Colbert’s attention. Last night on The Late Show, Colbert’s monologue examined the desperation in President Trump’s speeches as well as in his attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Stephen Colbert joins other late night hosts in calling President Trump desperate

The message at President Trump’s rallies isn’t too different from what he said in 2016. He may be hoping to recapture some of the energy the mentality of four years ago. But as Stephen Colbert reminds him, the circumstances are much different. The president needs to campaign on his own accomplishments and it’s something he cannot do in the eyes of the Late Show host. So for Colbert, it’s a move out of desperation to rehash 2016.

Colbert is also amused by President Trump’s pleas to suburban women. Reports indicate that the demographic does not like the president, something he sounds unwilling to accept. Again, the comedian suggests that appealing to a population that has no intention of voting for him is President Trump acting desperate.

The third example of desperation that Colbert finds is in President Trump’s attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci. This is nothing new but the president has certainly taken things to another level. By going after the most trusted person on the pandemic, President Trump is putting more responsibility on himself. Colbert isn’t sure the president realizes this fact.

Other late night hosts like Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel have called President Trump desperate as the pandemic continues and the polls favor Vice President Joe Biden. Colbert points out that the only thing the president knows how to do in these situations is to lash out and isolate himself. It may have worked in 2016 but 2020 can’t be compared to anything else.

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