Stephen Colbert has never been a fan of Donald Trump. But last night’s monologue brought the vitriol to a whole new level.
Colbert was responding to a series of news stories describing President Trump’s desire for a larger nuclear arsenal and his suspicion of the first amendment and the rights of a free press.
Colbert described a news report stating that Trump wanted a tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
“A ten-fold increase? Excuse me while I one-fold into the fetal position,” Colbert joked.
“He knows we can already end all life on Earth, right? The cockroaches will survive. Which is good news for Steve Bannon.”
Colbert then held up a set of doll’s hands, imitating Trump. “I want it made more….by this many.”
After the reports about his nuclear ambitions, Trump attacked the very idea of a free press.
“It’s frankly disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want to write, and people should look into it,” said the actual president.
“Sir,” Colbert corrected the president, “people did look into it. In fact, we the people looked into it, and thought, ‘Yeah, they should write whatever they want.’”
Colbert then suggested Twitter look into deleting the president’s account. Not a bad idea.