Stephen Colbert Reminds Viewers Trump Himself Is No Stranger to Body-Slams
The American Health Care Act could leave as many 23 million people uninsured by 2026, according to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office Wednesday.
"To put that in perspective," Stephen Colbert began Thursday's "Late Show," "if you lay 23 million people end-to-end, they would reach a country where you can get health care."
Much like its predecessor in March, the new CBO report has been met with consternation from voters nationwide, and Republican officials are feeling the heat. On Thursday, Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte bodyslammed a journalist when asked whether he'd vote on the austere health care bill.
The incident was not caught on video, but Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, the victim of the assault, managed to capture an audio recording of the incident.
"That's good reporting right there," noted Colbert. "He knows there's no video, so he's narrating his own body-slam."
On Thursday, Gianforte not only won the special election, but was generously rewarded with over $100,000 in last-minute campaign donations following the brawl.
"It's gotta be pretty damaging, I just don't know how anyone could vote for a candidate who body-slams people," Colbert quipped, before rolling a clip of Donald Trump's takedown of WWE's Vince McMahon in 2007.
"I forgot," he concluded. "Nothing matters."