Stephen Colbert Isn't Fooled by Trump's Shameless Attempt to Distract Us from the Russia Scandal
President Trump has dubbed the third full week in July "Made In America Week," a transparent attempt to distract the public from mounting evidence of his campaign's collusion with Russia.
Stephen Colbert, for one, is not fooled.
"Donald Trump, unveiled 'Made in America' week,'" the "Late Show" host announced Monday night. "Possibly to distract from the fact that his campaign was made in Russia."
Since the New York Times' bombshell report that Donald Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, new revelations have discredited the administration's account of what transpired during that fateful summit last June.
"Turns out, there were at least eight people in the room," Colbert noted. "Eight! And that's not even counting the other Russians that are nested inside of them!"
"Don Jr.'s defense this entire time has been that he wanted to collude with Russia but got nothing, therefore, innocent," he continued, "But you know who doesn't remember it that way? [Russian lobbyist] Rinat Akhmetshin."
But back to Trump's "Made In America" week.
"One of the products made in America that [President Trump] highlighted was a big shiny fire truck!" Colbert pointed out. "And the president, of course, could not resist getting in."
"Where's the fire?" Trump joked during a photo op this week, to which Colbert offered the following rejoinder:
"We haven't found the fire yet, Mr. President, but there's more smoke every day."