Stephen Colbert Schools Trump With A Scathing Reminder Of How Strongman Rulers End
Written by Huffingtonpost on June 2, 2020
“Late Present” host Stephen Colbert returned to the air after greater than per week off and was shocked to search out that the coronavirus pandemic was not the highest story.
“Keep in mind after we have been all afraid of our groceries?” he requested. “I miss these days.”
Colbert recognized the disaster now dominating the information over COVID-19 as “America’s pre-existing situation: racism.”
The nationwide protests and civic unrest have been sparked by a white police officer in Minneapolis killing George Floyd, a Black man in Minneapolis.
“In occasions like these, we want empathetic and ethical management,” Colbert stated. “Sadly, we’ve got Donald Trump.”
Presidents normally step as much as deal with the nation’s ache, Colbert stated, declaring that even President Richard M. Nixon as soon as made a shock journey to talk with pupil protesters on the Lincoln Memorial. As an alternative, Trump was caught on audio telling governors they need to “dominate” the protesters.
Trump himself didn’t dominate them. He was whisked to an underground bunker by the Secret Service over the weekend as demonstrations broke out close to the White Home.
“If historical past has taught us something, it’s that issues all the time work out nicely for strongmen who retreat to underground bunkers,” Colbert stated.
The “Late Present” host was alluding to the lengthy line of strongmen and dictators from Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and others who had or hid in bunkers as their regimes collapsed round them.
Colbert stated Trump missed his second by hiding.
“You’re all the time calling to beat up protesters at your rallies,” he stated. “You could possibly shut this complete factor down, simply pop a few hydroxys and are available out of the White Home swinging a five-iron with a Accomplice flag taped to it.”
Colbert later dropped the quips and urged People to do the suitable factor regardless of the president. He referred to as for addressing systemic racism and guaranteeing human rights and dignity for all.
See extra of his monologue under:
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