Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Stephen Colbert on Trump’s ‘stupid and delusional’ defence of Saudi Arabia

Stephen Colbert on Trump’s ‘stupid and delusional’ defence of Saudi Arabia
17 Oct

Late-night hosts discussed Donald Trump’s attack on Stormy Daniels and his continued defence of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.

Stephen Colbert

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On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert started by talking about Daniels and the collapse of her defamation suit, launched after Donald Trump called her a liar on Twitter. She’s now been ordered to pay his legal fees.

“If she’s looking for a way to raise money, I’ve got a good idea: launch a GoFundMe campaign called ‘For $10,000,000 I will stop describing Donald Trump’s penis’,” Colbert joked.

The reason the judge gave for the decision was that he categorised the tweet as part of a the normal hyperbole used in political discourse. “It’s only normal because Trump made it normal,” Colbert countered.

Trump’s response on Twitter was to brag and call Daniels Horseface. “Yes, Horseface: you heard it straight from the horse’s ass,” Colbert responded.

He brought up the alleged murder of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and how the latest reports suggest that parts of the Saudi embassy in Turkey were repainted after his disappearance. Trump has so far suggested Khashoggi was targeted by “rogue killers”, leading Colbert to joke that he will now blame it “on a gang of rogue painters”.

He also called the president “stupid and delusional” for believing the Saudi defence.

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He also said the Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson “somehow looked less like of a douche with a bowtie”.

Carlson has been complaining that he can’t eat out at restaurants now as people end up shouting at him through his meal for his rightwing politics. “Come on, somebody yelling ‘Fuck you’ doesn’t ruin a meal,” Colbert said. “In fact, I think it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without it.”

There is one restaurant that he can eat, at however. “Now naturally, I thought it was Extremely White Castle,” Colbert joked before a skit imagining what that restaurant could be.

Trevor Noah

The Daily Show

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On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah also spoke about the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. “Fifteen assassins, private planes and a black van – this doesn’t sound like real life, it sounds like the opening of a James Bond movie,” he said.

Noah then spoke about Trump’s ‘rogue killers’ theory. “How does Trump always find a way of introducing random suspects into the most obvious crimes?” he asked. “Because you realise he does this every time?”

He continued: “I would hate to play Clue with Trump.”

Reports suggested that the Saudi government was preparing to release a statement that suggested Khashoggi died during an interrogation gone wrong.

“I don’t know whether to be horrified or impressed because the Saudi government is testing their excuse before officially using it,” he said. “That’s something I’ve never seen in my life.”



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