alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.

Colbert Hilariously Trashes Trump's New Strategy: Targeting the Terminally Ill

Donald Trump has been told he desperately needs to expand his base, so, he's reaching out to new demographics. On Wednesday, Trump went from the boardroom to the classroom, dropping in on a first-grade classroom at the International Christian Academy in Las Vegas.

“I’m nervous, I’m starting to get nervous," one student cried out as Trump entered the room. Naturally, "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert empathized with the 6-year-old.

“We all are, sweetie, we all are — can’t be good,” Colbert said. “It is good that that child is memorizing that sentence now because, after President Trump is elected, that will be our pledge of allegiance: I’m starting to get nervous. ‘I’m nervous’ was in all of Trump’s wives’ wedding vows.”

After shocking the children who call Sin City home, Trump reached out to another new group: the terminally ill.

"I don't care how sick you are," Trump announced at a Nevada campaign rally. "I don't care if you just came back from the doctor and he gave you the worst possible prognosis, meaning it's over. You won't be around in two weeks, doesn't matter. Hang out 'till November 8. Get out and vote."

Hey, it's over, what do you have to lose?

"Just go to that booth, pull that lever out of spite, 'If I've got to go, I'm taking you all with me,'" joked Colbert.

“I really think Trump finally found his core demographic," Colbert pointed out. "People who won’t be alive for his administration."


Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.