Colbert: The Terrifying Reason Trump Won't Stick to Facts
Trump's debate performance Monday night could have been better, to say the least. The GOP nominee appeared to have shown up to the two-hour program with 20 minutes of material. And Trump's obvious repetition wasn't his only issue, as "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert pointed out. Trump “had some problems with the truth last night.”
Colbert added that Trump “made more than 34 comments that were either lies or misstatements, while Clinton was tagged with four.”
“‘It’s no surprise really,” Colbert said. “Before the debate, Politico analyzed a week’s worth of Trump’s speeches and found that Trump averaged about one falsehood every three minutes and 15 seconds—which is damning... Though, on the plus side, you can use Trump's lies to tell if your microwave popcorn is done."
You know how one of Trump's favorite sayings used to be "a lot of people are saying?"
“A lot of people are saying Trump didn’t seem prepared—possibly because he was not. Apparently Trump’s advisers said it was a waste of time to try to fill his head with facts and figures,” Colbert explained, referencing a New York Times article.
"Instead, [Trump's advisers] want him to practice staying focused on big-picture themes (jobs, terrorism, protecting the homeland and closing borders, 'Make America Great Again') rather than picking fights on side issues or taking the bait from Mrs. Clinton," the New York Times reported.
“Right, it’s wasting time. There’s no room in there—it’s already full of ethnic slurs and different wife names," mused the host.
Meanwhile, Clinton planned to get under Trump's skin, and she did.
"She brought the orange peeler," Colbert said. "She got in there."