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Stephen Colbert Cuts Right to the Chase After Trump's Classified Info Fiasco

"If you're watching, you're a bad president, please resign."

Photo Credit: The Late Show/YouTube

The White House set off a firestorm when it refused to grant U.S. media access to the president's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last Wednesday. Then came Monday's bombshell report that Trump had shared highly classified information with the Russian officials. Like most of the country, Stephen Colbert was beside himself.

"The good news? Trump found the leaker," the "Late Show" host began. He went on to explain that the Islamic State information leaked by Trump was so sensitive only "code words" could be used to describe it. 

"Code-word means the vital aspects of the story have to be replaced with other words," he explained. "You have to say things like, 'The package has been delivered,' 'The squirrel is in the basket,' 'The idiot is in the Oval.'"

As Colbert notes, the Trump administration is still weathering the nuclear fallout of James Comey's abrupt dismissal.

"The entire week has been a messaging disaster, and sources say Trump is 'frustrated and angry at everyone' and that he's considering a 'huge reboot,'" he said. "Yes, it's yet another '70s reboot, Watergate 2: Resign Harder— this summer, he is a crook.

The "Late Show" host has only one suggestion for the president.

"Donald Trump, if you're watching, first of all, you're a bad president, please resign," Colbert proposed. "Second of all, please, please, please don't take Sean Spicer from us! Where else am I going to get my daily dose of veiled anger and condescension?"


Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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