Like the rest of us air breathers, late night comedy has never seen a presidential candidate quite like Donald Trump. We are all used to candidates that attempt to hide the fact that they are lying to us. They want us to, you know, actually believe words they say or at the very least, feel like we kind of can.
And, then we have Trump.
Trump doesn’t care about being creditable. He knows that the type of people who support him aren’t extremely bright. He knows they don’t really do a whole lot of readin’ and writen’ and they really don’t care what he says because vile racial insults and anti-pc drivel are the most important things ever to be spoken. ‘Murika!
However, for the rest of us, words do matter. Last night, Stephen Colbert opened The Late Show with just a few of Donald Trump’s contradictions. These are, quite literally, exact opposite statements that have crossed the pursed angry face duck lips of Donald Trump.
Listen, I accept that we have politicians that will lie to us. I also accept that people are people and sometimes we will change our minds about things, and that also applies to politicians. However, Trump’s contradictory statements aren’t even on topics for which one can review more data and come to a different conclusion.
No, these are things like, “I do have a relationship with him [Putin]” vs. “I have no relationship with Putin.” It would make sense if he said the last statement first. But, he didn’t.
Colbert closes with the words of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, “There’s a term for this kind of thing. This is the mode of a bullshit artist.”
Watch Stephen Colbert get whiplash from all of Trump’s contradictions, here:
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