Stephen Colbert’s monologue didn’t shock anyone when the Late Show host argued that Donald Trump never cared about America. But rather than just sharing his opinion, Colbert cited the opinions of more than a dozen former Trump aides.
It’s no secret that Colbert thinks Donald Trump never had the qualifications, morality, or even desire to become president. The late-night TV host spent four years covering everything Trump did to prove the case. Now, Colbert is warning about the “nightmare” that would come with a second Trump term.
On Tuesday night, Colbert’s monologue added to the evidence by citing 16 former aides who all say Trump shouldn’t be president. The Late Show‘s biggest takeaway from the Washington Post report is that Trump never cared about America.
“That’s a little bit of a red flag,” Colbert said about the story. “It’s like a Hinge profile that says ‘a funny thing about me is all my exes testified against me at the sentencing.'”
Stephen Colbert agrees that Trump never cared about America
The Washington Post report included quotes from former White House counsel Ty Cobb who said “[Trump] has never cared about America, its citizens, its future, or anything but himself.” Stephen Colbert couldn’t agree more, even if Cobb had to become a punchline in the process.
Trump’s former chief of staff John Kelly also had a strong take on Donald Trump. Kelly’s criticism was music to Colbert’s ears.
Kelly asked, “What’s going on in the country that a single person thinks this guy would still be a good president when he’s said the things he’s said and done the things he’s done?”
“Some people love [Trump], some people think he’s disgusting,” Colbert responded. “He’s like cilantro that wants to put immigrants in camps.”
Stephen Colbert’s monologue moved on to the next topic, letting the aides’ opinions and comments do most of the talking. But with the 2024 campaign ramping up, expect Colbert to get louder as the months go on.