Stephen Colbert Relishes President Trump's Self-Inflicted Misery As He Looks For a Way Out
Longing for his old life, Donald Trump has been holding rallies this week and riling up his base with his greatest hits.
Meanwhile, "The White House is in chaos...nobody trusts anybody there, his health care push is failing [and] his approval rating is plummeting," "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert recapped Wednesday. "So to cheer up, he threw himself a rally in Ohio last night."
“I’m here this evening to cut through the fake-news filter and speak directly to the American people,” Trump told the Youngstown crowd; his first of many attacks on the media that night. The multiple condemnations of the "fake news" along with "get the hell out of our country" came just one day after Trump's heavily criticized speech at the annual Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia on Monday.
"That is just sad to see a grown man who can't go a day without hearing the cheers of an adoring crowd," Colbert said, as he turned to the audience. "Am I right? It's ridiculous."
"And it must have been a great rally last night," he added. "Because today Trump tweeted: 'The crowd in Ohio was amazing last night-- broke all records."
The crowd in Ohio was amazing last night - broke all records. We all had a great time in a great State. Will be back soon!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1501066168.0
But the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, where the rally took place, holds 6,000, so technically it wasn't even Trump's biggest Ohio rally.
"Remember," Colbert added, before taking a few more jabs. "He said it 'broke all records.' I assume he had the world's tallest, longest fingernails guy, the fat motorcycle twins. Also, somehow it was the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time."