UPDATED with video: Late night TV hosts massacred President Donald Trump the day POTUS took to Twitter to declare transgender troops unfit for military service. Stephen Colbert tackled the topic at the top of Late Show:
“I began my day today as I often begin my days, by checking Donald Trump’s Twitter feed, to see how far the crazy has spread,” he said.
“And today I really think he’s off his meds. Because today he went from crazy to cruel, tweeting:
“What what won’t you allow? Socks with sandals? Dancing in public? Please tell me it’s not alcohol – I needs my drink!” Colbert pleaded.
It took him 10 minutes to tell us what he won’t allow:
“’Thank you?’ F*ck You!” Colbert responded and, based on their enthusiastic reax, his studio audience seemed to concur.
“Why the hell would he do this? This isn’t even one of his campaign promises,” Colbert wondered. In fact, during his campaign, Trump had tweeted: “Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten our freedoms and beliefs.”
“What the hell does he think the ‘T’ in LGBT stands for?” Colbert wondered.
The CBS late-night host noted Trump’s announcement took one of his biggest supporters, Caitlyn Jenner by surprise.
“Caitlyn, I don’t know if I’m the first person to break this to you, but he’s a liar,” Colbert suggested. “I know he said he was your friend, but he was using you girl. You deserve better.”
And those 15,000 trans troops who volunteered to serve our country were “minding their own business, protecting our freedoms, when they all got fired, by tweet” – “by a rich guy who, during Vietnam, sidestepped the draft with four deferments and a medical disqualification for bone spurs in his foot,” the late-night host reminded.
So why is Trump being such a jerk – other than practice? Probably to distract America from the fact his Obamacare Repeal & Replace is getting “ass” and “kicked,” Colbert speculated.