Colbert Tears Apart Trump's Contradictory Stance on Gun-Free School Zones

According to a recent poll, "voters favored Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton 46-44 percent." But wait, that totals just 90 percent!

“'Cause the final 10 percent just kept whispering ‘kill me,’” joked "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.

The two likely presidential nominees are now attacking each other over guns. On Friday, Donald Trump spoke about eliminating gun-free school zones at the NRA’s annual conference, where the group also endorsed Trump for president.

“Clinton [who is extremely pro-gun reform] expressed her outrage. Then Trump expressed his outrage at her outrage,” Colbert said.

However, like so many Trump statements, this one required ample clarification.

On Sunday, Trump told “Fox and Friends”: “I don’t want to have guns in classrooms. Although, in some cases, teachers should have guns in classrooms, frankly.”

Did you get that?

“So, no guns in classrooms, unless guns in classrooms,” Colbert reiterated. “I think we just heard Donald Trump’s education plan: Kids will learn math by counting how many different positions he takes in one sentence."


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