Stephen Colbert Describes the Incredible Cruelty of Trump's New Budget Proposal in No Uncertain Terms
With its multibillion-dollar cuts to programs for the poor and working-class, Trump's $4.1 trillion budget, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness," will harm some of his most adamant supporters the most.
“It turns out he’s building that foundation out of the ground-up bones of poor people, because this budget cuts things like the food stamp program (SNAP) and the children’s health insurance program (CHIP)," "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert explained Tuesday. "So he’s cutting SNAP and CHIP, to which America’s children replied STOP and HELP!"
Then, echoing former first lady Michelle Obama's criticism of the administration's school food plan, Colbert deadpanned what should be a wakeup call.
“I know this is an unpopular position these days," he lamented, "but I believe children should go to the doctor and eat."
As for Trump's voters, "It’s all there on Trump’s new hat: 'Make the Poor Live on Squirrel Meat Again,'" the host quipped.
According to The Hill, Trump's budget would completely eliminate 66 federal programs, saving $26.7 billion. The biggest cut? Health and Human Services at $4.834 billion.
“This budget is filled with brutal, senseless cuts to medical research... including an unbelievable cut of 19 percent from the National Cancer Institute’s budget," the "Late Show" host added. "Trump said we’d be sick of winning, and he is ready to deliver on the first half of that sentence.”