Stephen Colbert Rips the Media's Mortifying New Reversal on Trump
CNN and countless other outlets would like you to believe that President Trump's first address to Congress Tuesday was the pivot to normalcy the country has long been waiting for. Color Stephen Colbert unconvinced.
"It really seemed like a different Donald Trump was giving his first address to Congress," the "Late Night" host opened Wednesday night. "The Washington Post called it 'surprisingly presidential.'"
"Always comforting when the president surprises you by seeming plausible," he quipped.
Colbert roasted the media for being so easily distracted.
"One senior White House official even told a reporter that the speech was just 'nationalism with an indoor voice... it's the kind you can use in the library while checking out books to burn," he added.
Then, with a far more chilling comparison, Colbert hammered the point home.
"You know who else said troubling things in a calm voice?" he asked those applauding Trump's latest speech. "Hannibal Lecter."