Watch: Colbert Rips Trump's Oddly Specific Plan to Eliminate Imaginary Government Agencies
On Tuesday, the people of Wisconsin rejected Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. Analysts say Trump lost because of "things he said and done,” Colbert joked on his show last night. “Also—this is just as important—things he hasn’t said.”
Many people complain that Trump likes to talk big, but never comes up with any specific proposals, Colbert continued. “But on Monday, Trump finally put that criticism to bed by finally coming up with concrete examples of government agencies he would eliminate.”
“Would you eliminate any departments?” host Sean Hannity asked Trump in a Fox News town hall.
“Oh, absolutely,” Trump said. “Department of Environmental—I mean the DEP is killing us environmentally, just killing our businesses."
Colbert let that sink in for a minute. "The Department of the Environmental. We looked it up,” he said. “And the Department of Environmental does not exist, meaning Trump is either talking out of his ass or he’s already eliminated it! That’s very impressive and you know it’s only a matter of time before Trump eliminates all the wasteful departments we don’t need because they don’t exist. The Federal Bureau of Moneying, the U.S. Steak Department and the Department of the Inferior top that list, and they’re all fired."