Late Show host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night incorrectly claimed President Trump had not met with a “single” victim of the devastating storm during his visits to flood-ravaged Texas this month.
Colbert’s opening monologue featured a line in which he quoted a Politico article from Aug. 29 on one of Trump’s initial visits to Texas after the hurricane.
“It was a presidential trip to a deluged state where the president didn’t meet a single storm victim, see an inch of rain or get near a flooded street,” Colbert said.
Colbert then tried to make it about the Russia probe.
“He’s been closer to a flood in a Russian hotel room,” the CBS host added.
But The Hill noted that Colbert was referring to Trump’s first visit to Corpus Christie, wherein he attended a briefing on the storm at the Annaville Fire Department, as hundreds of Texans lined the street while chanting pro-Trump slogans, including “Texas Strong!” and “We love Trump!”
The president then returned to Houston four days later where he met with Harvey victims and helped to serve meals at the relief center set up at NRG Stadium.
Breitbart reported Trump meeting with many victims, taking photos, and consoling children.
Perhaps taking the mantle as “most critical” of Trump would be Stephen Colbert. In May, he said that the only thing Trump’s mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s “c*** holster.” The remark drew widespread complaints, though the FCC declined to penalize the network. Colbert has risen to the top of late night TV ratings with his Trump-centric political rhetoric.
The following video clearly shows President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump meeting with hurricane victims.
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