Saturday, May 27, 2017

‘What a jerk’: Colbert brutally mocks Trump’s NATO speech that had other world leaders ignoring him

‘What a jerk’: Colbert brutally mocks Trump’s NATO speech that had other world leaders ignoring him

On the most recent episode of The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert remarked on President Donald Trump’s first NATO meeting by, naturally, doing his best impression of the apparently out-of-place president.

“Donald Trump is still out of the country,” he said at the beginning of the segment, “we still have time to change the locks.”

When discussing the president’s current whereabouts in Sicily for the G7 summit on climate change, Colbert slipped effortlessly into a Trump voice when describing the president’s distaste for the term by calling it “weather channel fake news”.

Proving that he is an equal opportunist when it comes to poking fun at world leaders, Trump referred to new French President Emmanuel Macron as “guy who wants to try it with the lights on tonight” before describing the much-talked-about handshake between Macron and Trump.

“Each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening,” Colbert said, quoting an Axios article that described the scene through the eyes of the White House press pool. “The White House press pool is apparently now also writing erotic fanfiction.”

  

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