Stephen Colbert Blasts Trump's Horrific Plan to Privatize Air Traffic Control
On Monday, President Trump announced a plan to privatize air traffic control, the start of his $1 trillion faux infrastructure plan, appropriately timed for "infrastructure week."
"It's like shark week, except American infrastructure might actually kill you," Stephen Colbert opened on Monday's "Late Show."
Trump's plan to turn the Federal Aviation Agency's air traffic control branch into a nonprofit has been widely criticized by both congressional Democrats as well as rural airports concerned about increased user fees.
As Trump tells it, the White House is "proposing reduced wait times, increased route efficiency, and far fewer delays."
"Our plan will get you where you need to go more quickly, more reliably, more affordably," the president added.
"Plus, more leg room and a whole can of apple juice!" Colbert quipped after reviewing the clip.
Of all of Trump's claims, one stood out as especially dubious.
"There'll never be anything like what we're doing," Trump continued. "And other systems are very good. I won't tell you the names of the country, but we have studied numerous countries—one in particular."
"Wait, why won't you tell us the country?" Colbert wanted to know. "You'll tell the Russians about Israeli intelligence, but you won't tell us what country's good at landing planes?"
"I don't understand," the host persisted. "What are your Yelp reviews like? 'Great meal, five stars, you gotta try it. I won't name the restaurant.'"