Trump gave the comedian plenty of material to work with by demonstrating his total lack of knowledge about the government he plans to take over if elected.
Trump lost the GOP primary in the Badger state to GOP rival Ted Cruz, while Democrat Bernie Sanders handed front-runner Hillary Clinton a rare defeat.
Trump’s problem, according to Colbert, was his inability to rise above sloganeering and present some concrete proposals about what he’ll do if elected.
Trump tried to clarify his position during a Fox News town hall on Monday (Apr. 4). Oops! Big mistake. That’s all Colbert needed to go off on the candidate.
“Trump put that criticism to bed by finally giving Republican voters concrete examples of government agencies he would eliminate,” Colbert explained.
He cut to a clip from the town hall showing Trump announcing his plans to eliminate the “Department of Environmental,” also known, to Trump, as “the D.E.P.”
“We looked it up, and the Department of Environmental does not exist, meaning Trump is either talking out of his ass or he’s already eliminated it,” Colbert said.
Wisconsin voters may have figured out Trump, but voting for Cruz, a hard right Texas Senator, could have been all that appealing either.
Colbert called Cruz’s win, “a huge upset, because even if you voted for Ted Cruz, you’re still pretty upset about it.”
It’s great to see Colbert back in his old form, if not his old Comedy Central character. It makes us long for the days of Jon Stewart and crew.
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