Stephen Colbert Draws Swastika to Illustrate Donald Trump’s Plans

Stephen Colbert took a direct hit at Donald Trump during an episode of “The Late Show.” Aside from tweaking Trump’s words to highlight that Trump “refuses to be correct” — not just politically correct — Colbert also drew a swastika on a chalkboard to emphasize the GOP nominee’s reaction to Orlando’s mass shooting and his use of vague words. Empty phrases like “something’s going on” and “let people figure it out” were the central themes throughout the “Late Show” segment.

“Let the people figure it out. He’s just going to give you clues, like the ‘$100,000 Pyramid,'” Colbert said. “Your clues are ‘Obama’ and ‘something going on,'” the host said, while drawing one of the swastika lines and then adding: “What my racist aunt would say at a picnic.”

Colbert erased the Nazi symbol and said, “There’s got to be a simpler answer.”

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Colbert then goes to connect each idea that Trump has toyed with to make a circle with a few lines through it, something the host said “kind of looks like an a–hole.” It’s definitely clear how Colbert feels about the presumptive Republican nominee.

After the mass shooting in Orlando, Trump gave a speech on national security in which he, again, cemented that if he gets elected he “will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there’s a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies until we fully understand how to end these threats.” He also claimed that Omar Mateen, the Orlando shooter, was “Afghan-born,” but he was actually an American citizen born in New York.

Colbert throughout the episode points out Trump’s limited view of Muslims, saying he probably picked up facts from “the documentary ‘Aladdin.'”

“This whole speech, with its nativism, its fear-mongering, and especially its self-aggrandizing in the face of tragedy, feels like a new low,” Colbert continued. “It makes me long for the days when Trump was just bragging about the size of his penis.”

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  1. CLP says:

    Intellectually dishonest – usual for the lefties. Colbert is on the “ban the guns” agenda. As were the Nazis.

  2. William says:

    Isn’t ironic that the Right hates Politically Correct america, but when Colbert draws a Swastika as a joke about their messiah, they flip out. I guess they only want to be racist against minorities they don’t like.

  3. Alfredo says:

    Colbert went Godwin, a sure sign of desperation — when you’ve run out of real arguments, call your opponent a Nazi.

  4. Lex says:

    If this were World War 2, Obama wouldn’t criticize Hitler or the Emperor of China. He’s a coward.

  5. Ken says:

    Extremely brilliant. Fell on the floor laughing my butt off last night. Go, Stephen!

    • Clarksen says:

      You fell on the floor laughing at a symbol of hatred that cost 6 million people their lives? Glad I don’t know you. It wasn’t funny. It was an idiotic and highly offensive stab at “comedy” of which Colbert is severely deficient.

  6. Coles says:

    Extremely offensive and desperate. Colbert is a joke.

    • Greg says:

      As a Jew, I do not find this offensive at all. It is comedy. It is not serious. Unlike Trump who unfortunately is serious about his views (not a political thing, just Trump is not a good person).

      • Alfredo says:

        @Gloria Greg Grunberg would disagree with you.

      • nelly says:

        you know nothing about Trump, you are a typical person who just hates him so won’t listen to hm.
        Hillary is bought by the Saudis, they gave her 20 million (which is against the law by the way)
        Your hatred is blinding you to the fact that hillary is the sociopathic liar and Trump is the person who will actually defend American and Israel.
        Bet then you might be one of those self- hating jews.

      • Gloria says:

        There are no Jews named Greg, poser.

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