Stephen Colbert Attacks Trump For Secret Plan To Host Taliban Meeting

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (Credit: CBS)

Stephen Colbert fought to find the right words to describe his utter shock over President Trump’s planned — and scuttled — meeting with the Taliban.

Trump revealed Saturday on Twitter that he suspended secret weekend peace negotiations at Camp David with the president of Afghanistan and Taliban leaders after the Taliban claimed responsibility for a car bomb that killed a U.S. soldier and 11 others.

After reading Trump’s tweet on-air, the CBS Late Show host ripped the president for the audacity of planning talks with the Taliban on U.S. soil.

“Yes. Donald Trump invited the Taliban to Camp David, the weekend before 9/11,” Colbert said. “That’s like, there’s nothing that’s like that. That is only that. Nothing else is like that.”

After struggling to find the right words, Colbert added: “Does Donald Trump not know what 9/11 is?”

The comedian then tossed to a clip from April 2016, that showed then-candidate Trump claiming he rushed to Ground Zero right after the September 11 attacks, yet he mixed up 7/11 and 9/11 during his speech.

“Ah 7/11, way to use the old Slurpee, sir,” Colbert quipped as he pointed to his head.

The topic also was addressed by Seth Meyers on NBC’s Late Night. In a new Closer Look segment, he also focused on Trump’s never-ending Sharpie-gate and recent revelations that government officials regularly stay at Trump-owned properties.


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