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Colbert on Trump’s first rally since the Capitol riots: ‘Why is he allowed to have rallies after that?’ | Late night TV overview


Stephen Colbert

While other hosts are on summer vacation for the week, Stephen Colbert summed up a Trump rally held over the weekend in Wellington, Ohio, the first since the Jan.6 uprising on Capitol Hill. “Why are you allowed to have rallies after that?” the late show host was enraged. “After the assassination, John Wilkes Booth was not welcomed on Broadway for a sold-out performance of ‘I Shot Lincoln: The Musical.’

The former president appeared to have nothing new to say in his 90-minute speech as he stumbled across familiar sayings and falsehoods as if he was “reading a speech from last summer,” Colbert said. It drifted from Nancy Pelosi to Hillary Clinton to the outdated line “hydroxychloroquine really works!”

“Nobody cares about that now!” Colbert exclaimed. “We have a vaccine! I can’t imagine anything more tired than the Covid drug from 12 months ago. “

In typical Trump fashion, he also mispronounced some words. At one point, while trying to reference the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, Trump said the United States “sent a brave young man from Ohio to a plant.”

“Really? A plant? Colbert replied.” Yes, he was a brave young man from Ohio named Jack, and the nation sent him to climb that bean stalk, where he shot up to Feefifofum. “

“He’s trying to talk about Neil Armstrong, but he said plant when he meant planet, which is not where Neil Armstrong went,” he added. “It’s like trying to describe George Washington by saying, ‘You know who I mean! The money guy with the cherry teeth, with the paint of him crossing the Deli-meats, you know!

In other news, former Trump attorney general Bill Barr continues to publicly distance himself from his former boss. In a interview with The Atlantic Posted over the weekend, Barr said he always thought Trump’s unsubstantiated claims about voter fraud were “bullshit.”

“And Bill Barr should know, he spent the last two years with his lips very close to that bull’s butt,” Colbert joked.

Barr also said that Mitch McConnell urged him to speak out against the big lie of voter fraud immediately after the election, while the Senate minority leader kept quiet. “McConnell would have told the truth himself last December, but he needed the help of the former president to make sure that the Republican Party won the two runoff elections in Georgia, which they lost,” Colbert explained. “In the end, Mitch McConnell sold his soul for nothing. So a fairly fair price. “

Colbert also touched on the nearly $ 1 trillion infrastructure proposal championed by Joe Biden after a bipartisan group of 21 senators reached an agreement last week. In an attempt to enlist the support of his colleagues, Bill Cassidy, a Republican senator from Louisiana, invoked his wife’s support and called the roads and bridges a “women’s problem” because they “are doing the shopping.”

On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Cassidy Elaborated that women “in addition to going to work, they take their children to school or do the shopping. And the more time you spend on that path, the less time you spend doing things of higher value. So if you talk to her, she’ll tell you it’s a good bill. “

Colbert added: “And then she will clarify: ‘I mean the infrastructure bill, not my husband Bill. Have you heard the shit he says about women? ‘”


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