State of the Union: Trump Plays Nice for a Night, Fools No One
Barely an hour after President Donald Trump left his podium in the House chamber Tuesday night, Stephen Colbert delivered a nearly 20-minute rebuke of his State of the Union address.
The Late Show host hit on everything from Nancy Pelosi’s measured response—she “didn’t stick out her tongue once”—to Trump’s boasts about overseeing the “hottest economy anywhere in the world,” or as Colbert put it, “If it wasn’t my economy, perhaps I’d be dating it.”
But the high point came when Colbert highlighted two deeply contradictory quotes from the president’s speech. At one point, Trump claimed, “Working-class Americans are left to pay the price for mass illegal immigration: reduced jobs.” And then later, he said, “More people are working now than at any time in the history of our country.”
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