In his “Late Show” monologue on Monday, host Stephen Colbert slammed President Trump’s performance during his first 100 days in office but facetiously thanked the president for providing him with material.
“The first 100 days are traditionally a time to reflect on accomplishments of a president, and Trump hasn’t got a lot of those,” Colbert said. “He still hasn’t filled his cabinet; he didn’t repeal Obamacare; there are still Muslims.”
The comedian then quipped, “I gotta say, Donald Trump has done a lot for me in the first 100 days. Thank you for your service, Mr. President.”
The media has persevered in using the president’s first 100 days as a standard to measure how much he’s accomplished, and Trump has made it clear he resents the unfair assessment.
“No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!” Trump said in a tweet.
No matter how much I accomplish during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, & it has been a lot (including S.C.), media will kill!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2017
As predicted, Colbert joked that the president is running the country the same way he ran his businesses, claiming that funding for the border wall could kill the pending budget and cause a government shutdown. “Trump is so desperate to have something to show for his first 100 days that he just threw in funding for the border wall — which may kill the bill and make the United States financially insolvent. So, Trump really is running the country like one of his businesses.”
However, Trump proved the comedian wrong on Monday when he pulled the plan to include funding for the wall in the current bill, signaling his willingness to postpone the issue in an effort to avoid a government shutdown.
Trump’s move was actually applauded by some of his toughest Democratic critics.
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