Stephen Colbert rips Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico
Stephen Colbert didn’t hold back when talking about Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday. CBS/YouTube
President Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday, 13 days after Hurricane Maria devastated togel the island — and Stephen Colbert, for one, is very thankful he did.
Why? Because what transpired was comedy gold for the late-night host.
Colbert showed footage of Trump interacting with hurricane victims, in which the president told one couple to “have a good time.”
“Have a good time? You’re at a disaster site, you’re not working the floor of your casino,” Colbert said.
Colbert then showed footage of a press conference in San Juan, when Trump said that Puerto Rico’s weather is “second to none,” expect for the hurricanes, “and you really got hit.” Trump said this in front of victims and island government members.
“That is ‘Trumpsplaining’ at it’s best,” Colbert said, before moving into his Trump voice: “You probably didn’t notice with your beautiful weather, but you guys had a hurricane, it was a huge one.”President Donald Trump throws paper towels to hurricane victims.AP Photo/Evan Vucci
At the same press conference, Trump notified Puerto Rico that it had “thrown our budget a little out of wack.”
“What! The budget is out of wack?” asked Colbert. “That’s like a fireman rescuing you from a burning building and then saying, ‘You do understand what our water bill is going to be now right?'”
But Colbert really got going when talking about Trump’s decision to start tossing paper towels into the crowd at one point. (This moment instantly went viral on Tuesday.)
“After that he went to a hospital and distributed antibiotics with a t-shirt cannon,” Colbert joked.
Watch Colbert’s opening monologue on Trump’s Puerto Rico visit below: