Colbert Has a New Slogan for Trump After His Totally Desperate Plea to Black Voters

Stephen Colbert has been on vacation from "The Late Show" for two weeks, but he's back behind his desk to take in all the awfulness of Donald Trump that he's missed.

“He’s like arsenic; you gotta take him in small doses so he doesn't kill you,” Colbert said, before turning the program into a full-on roast.

Trump's latest gaffe? A plea to black voters—his first—in a white suburb, to a nearly all-white crowd, which left pundits and voters scratching their heads. 

"What the hell do you have to lose?" Trump asked his Dimondale, Michigan, audience Friday, which the Chicago Tribune, CNN and others directly answered. Yet Trump continues to use this disasterous message into this week. 

“Yeah, that’s, uh... he’s a people person,” Colbert said in response to his audience's boos.

“Very appealing?” he asked John Baptiste, "Late Show" band leader.

“Yeah, I’ll definitely vote for that guy,” Baptiste joked.

"Thank you for staying open-minded!" Colbert exclaimed. “Yes, black people, as far as Donald Trump knows, that you’re all poor, your schools all suck, you’re unemployed and your last meal was, I’m gonna say, a football with the word turkey written on it,” Colbert said about Trump’s observations of the black community. “So, take a chance! What have you got to lose? It’s all summed up in Trump’s new slogan: ‘You’re already on fire, so you may as well shoot yourself in the head,'” Colbert said, so pleased with himself he spiked his pen.

Trump is a tough sell to African-American voters. Really tough. In fact, even Fox News admits Trump can't break 2 percent with the demographic. 

"In a two-person race, among black voters, Trump is in fourth place," Colbert revealed. “That’s like coming in third at solitaire,” the host mocked. 



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