During his most recent Presidential rally, Donald J. Trump proclaimed himself to be a “nationalist” and The Late Show Host Stephen Colbert had to step in and explain why that isn’t a good moniker to champion.
Stumping for a man he called “Lyin Ted” Cruz, Trump had this to say about his own form of racist nationalism.
“You know, they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a ‘nationalist.’ And I say, really? We’re not supposed to use that word? You know what I am? I’m a nationalist.”
Colbert used his show to explain why Trump is really in bad company.
“You know why you’re not supposed to use that word? Because it’s the second half of ‘white nationalist,’” Colbert said. “Chopping off the first word doesn’t change what it means in our minds! Oh look, I’m a Klux Klan. I have no idea which one! Don’t judge me! There are all kinds of Klux Klans!”
Trump also tried to claim that globalists don’t understand how America works. “You know what a globalist is, right? You know what a globalist is? A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much. And you know what? We can’t have that,” the president offered.
“He does realize that America is on the globe, right?” joked Colbert. Conjuring up his best Trump impersonation The Late Show host added, “Look, I’m gonna shoot you straight: who cares about global warming? Wake me up when it’s America warming.”
Colbert also attacked Trump for spreading lies about the caravan of people headed towards the United States from Colombia. “Oh, I know: you’re spreading bullshit,” Colbert matter-of-factly said of Trump’s obvious lies and insinuations.
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