When most of us hear Trump make a ridiculous comment, all we do is roll our eyes (and pledge to vote in the 2018 midterms, of course). But when Stephen Colbert hears Trump make a ridiculous comment, he and his writing staff get to work on some hilariously kickass jokes.
At a meeting with a group of governors on Monday, February 26th, Trump addressed the idea of arming teachers and putting more guns in schools in the wake of the tragic mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. “You don’t know until you test it, but I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump said (a comment that has since been mocked far and wide).
And on Monday night’s episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the host didn’t mince words. After playing a clip of Trump’s comments, Colbert said, “Okay. There’s a lot in there that I doubt, but the part I really don’t believe is that he can run” (cue audience cheers).
“As long as you’re living in a fantasy world, sir, at least make it interesting,” Colbert advised. Then (in his best “Trump voice”), he said:
Thank you, Mr. Colbert. We really, really needed this.