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Stephen Colbert Scolds Trump for His Sexist Treatment of French First Lady Brigitte Macron

"Bad Donald! No! Bad!"

Photo Credit: The Late Show / YouTube

Stephen Colbert can't blame President Trump for ducking the drama in Washington. 

After all, "the man has had a really rough week," the "Late Show" host opened Thursday. "His son admitted to colluding with Russia, his health care plan is looking dead in the water, and his press secretary still has his head stuck in that honey pot."

The U.S. president arrived in Paris on Thursday, one day ahead of a Bastille Day celebration where he was the guest of honor. But the summit was soon overshadowed by the president's awkward greeting with France's first lady, Brigitte Macron.

"You're in such good shape. She's in such good physical shape. Beautiful," Trump told the wife of French president Emmanuel Macron as she stood next to first lady Melania Trump.

"Of course, he treated her like any other woman—by objectifying her," Colbert noted.

"Bad Donald. No! Bad," he continued, chiding the president. "This is not one of your European wife-shopping trips. This is business."

Trump and the French president held a joint press conference, which prompted questions about the week's biggest story: Donald Jr.'s emails.

Defending his son, Trump explained strangely, "He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer, not a government lawyer, but a Russian lawyer.It was a short meeting. It was a meeting that went very, very quickly, very fast."

"Welcome to Trump's America," Colbert quipped. "Where morality is measured by speed."

"It's like a five-second rule for your soul," the host mused. "I had sex with your sister, hon, but it was over like that."


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

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