Colbert: Trump's Latest 'Deal' Is Beyond Ridiculous
President-elect Trump's long-awaited Carrier deal was followed by an even more suspicious one this week.
"Yesterday, Trump met with Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son, the owner of Sprint," "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert said. "The two of them hatched a deal for Son's company to invest $50 billion in the U.S. aiming to create 50,000 jobs, and we were only able to find out about this plan because the media zoomed in on what appears to be a printed-out Powerpoint slide that was circled and signed," he added.
It's all part of Trump's "Art of the Deal" or maybe the "Clip-Art of the Deal," Colbert joked about the infamous business guide co-authored by the president-elect.
"This is is strange, how we're learning things, it's weird to learn this way, it's a strange way to announce a deal," the host noted.
But Masayoshi Son, also the CEO of SoftBank, which controls Sprint, is pretty strange himself.
"He has a 300-year plan for SoftBank... and his other plans include breaking down language barriers and allowing people to communicate telepathically," Colbert explained.
Despite claiming victory for the Japanese billionaire's investment plan, not even Trump is rich enough for ideas as crazy as Son's.
"You know you're rich when you propose a 300-year plan to create a telepathic bank and people go, Great idea chief! Keep 'em coming!" Colbert marveled. "Still, telepathic communication? Mr. Son, let me tell you what I think of that idea."