Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump Campaign Turmoil, Firing Corey Lewandowski, Scott Baio Endorsement
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert released a segment where the host gives his take on Donald Trump’s recent campaign trouble. Trump recently fired his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, which came as a surprise to many.
The Republican nominee has defended Lewandowski on numerous occasions going back to when he was accused of assaulting former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. He allegedly yanked her arm aggressively in one of Trump’s conferences.
Stephen Colbert seems delighted at Trump’s campaign trouble and mocks his lack of political policies before turning his attention to Lewandowski.
“Somebody was managing that campaign?” Colbert states sarcastically. He continues by creatively summing up Donald Trump’s campaign:
“After defending Lewandowski when he was charged with battering a female reporter? Why fire him now? The whole thing is mystery wrapped in a riddle, trapped inside an enigma and slathered with spray tan.”
Colbert turns his attention to Scott Baio, whom he ridicules for his irrelevancy. Colbert plays a clip of Baio’s Fox News interview where he elaborates on Donald Trump’s conspiracy theory that Barack Obama “is a Muslim or a Muslim sympathizer.”
Colbert concludes Baio interviews with: “I don’t know what is more surprising Scott Baio’s opinion or the fact that somone asked Scott Baio’s opinion.”
Colbert showed a clip from a speech Trump made last week in which he made a bizarre statement that it costs the government $1 million every time an aircraft carrier is turned on. Trump suggested in the speech that America should not turn on the aircraft carriers when someone makes a threat against the United States because it wastes money.
“That’s a great point, you can save a lot of money by not turning on aircraft carriers,” Colbert said sarcastically. “You can save even more by putting the engine in neutral when the water is coasting downhill. Just coast to the Middle East. Did you notice that little key turning motion he made? That’s how he thinks you start an aircraft carrier – like a Pontiac.”
Donald Trump campaign has little funding with just $1.3 million in hand, which suggests he is running a very poor fundraising operation which pale by comparison to Hillary Clinton, who has about 32 times that amount, and prior Republican candidates, who have raised millions more in the past.
Campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in a statement Monday: “The Donald J Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican primary having received almost 14 million votes, has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign.” She continued “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”
Just last week, Stephen Colbert illustrated Trump’s thinly veiled comments linking President Obama to ISIS by drawing a swastika. The YouTube clip went viral, garnering over six million views. Colbert has been very critical of Trump in his late night show by ridiculing some of his more inflammatory comment in his response to the Orlando shooting and racially-charged comments.
The Hill reports that Ivanka Trump played a role in the campaign manager’s firing. This suggests that Trump’s family may play an influential role in his presidential campaign. Campaign chairman Paul Manafort is also reported to have played a role in firing Lewandowski, as they seek to have a more conventional campaign going into the general election.
What do you think of Stephen Colbert’s clip on Donald Trump? Watch the segment below.
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