Colbert Calls Bullsh*t on Trump's Excuse for Tweeting Again

Donald Trump insists his transition to 45th president of the United States is going just fine, on Twitter.


"Very organized process taking place as I decide on Cabinet and many other positions. I am the only one who knows who the finalists are!" Trump tweeted. 

"Yes! Trump, only Trump the magnificent knows who the winners are," Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday night. "He's going to reveal the winners in a dramatic ceremony in the Rose Garden... 'Rudy Giuliani, you're here for the right reasons, will you accept this state department?'"

In addition to using the social media platform to treat Cabinet members as reality TV show contestants, Trump also tweeted about Clinton winning the popular vote, nearly a week after the election. 

"If the election were based on total popular vote, I would have campaigned in New York, Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily," Trump tweeted.

But doesn't president-elect Trump have something better to do, other than tweet? After all, he's only two months away from running the country. 

"It just feels strange, doesn't it?" Colbert said of the tweeting. "So why is Trump doing it?"

According to a member of Trump's transition team, it's a good coping mechanism:

"I can tell you this: The pressure that has got to be on president-elect Trump is immense, the enormity of the job ahead of him and so I would have to say if this is his way of relaxing, God bless him."

"Is this really how we're going to treat the commander and chief? 'He likes it, it's fun, okay Let him play with the button, calms him down, it's shiny and red like a toy.... What happened to Germany? He's relaxed anyway,'" Colbert said, envisioning an upcoming conversation in the Trump administration. 

"Now, I'm going to call bullsh*t on this," Colbert continued on a more serious note. "Twitter isn't Trump's entertainment; it's his way around the press, and Trump isn't just ducking the press online, he's also ditching them in the real world." 

As it turns out, Trump doesn't care much for the protective press pool, which exists to document unexpected movements of the president during public appearances. 

"Reporters need to be with the president in case something catastrophic happens," Colbert explained, then reflecting on the fact that Donald Trump will soon be president, "I'm sorry, in case something else happens."

But on Monday, the Trump team told reporters the president-elect was in for the night and then went out for a steak dinner. 

"The only way we know that is a reporter managed to get into the restaurant because she made a reservation," Colbert revealed. "Don't worry, journalists; you will have access to the president, just take this buzzer and browse Barnes & Noble for a while." 

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