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.”
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.”