Trump ‘wants to make friends with countries where the leaders kill people and kill journalists…’
(Michael Barnes, Liberty Headlines) Stephen Colbert is at it again.
The late night host of CBS’s “Late Show” began another week of ridicule and partisan jokes aimed at President Donald Trump on Monday.
But this time, he may have gotten more than he bargained for.
Colbert hosted MSNBC’s Chris Matthews to add an extra layer of criticism, in typical “Late Show” fashion.
As the show goes, Colbert invites a left-wing guest to express their political views and the two play off each other for laughs.
But Matthews took his “Hardball” persona beyond where even Colbert was willing to go, and at times wouldn’t allow the comedian to get a word in.
What critics of left-leaning news media derisively call “Trump Derangement Syndrome” was on full display, as Matthews assumed the worst possible characterization of the president – which bordered on the absurd.
“The weird thing is he was elected the leader of the free world and now he’s disbanding it,” Matthews said of the president in light of the weekend’s G7 Summit. “They’re our friends. They’re all the good countries of the world. And he’s telling them all to go to hell. Literally!”
“He wants to make friends with countries where the leaders kill people and kill journalists,” Matthews continued.
Matthews, a 30-year veteran of Washington, D.C. politics, has a history of outlandish and odd commentary.
In the 2008 presidential race, Matthews proudly declared that he “felt this thrill going up my leg” when heard Barack Obama speak.
On Monday’s “Late Show,” he championed Canada’s left-wing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“They are our friends. We don’t even have a border with Canada. Canada is easy. They like us. And they have a really pretty Prime Minister,” he said.
Matthews also accused Trump of wanting to be “best friends” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
When Colbert tried to bring the conversation back to a healthier place, Matthews scoffed.
“I can kind of understand North Korea,” Colbert said. “Because you butter him up to get to the negotiating table. If Trump succeeds, God bless him. If he succeeds in reducing the nuclear threat in North Korea…,” Colbert said before being interrupted by Matthews’ sarcastic laughter, sparking audience laughter.
“No. But you have to,” said Colbert. “You have to hope your president succeeds in that.”
“No, no,” said Matthews. “This is not a date. This is not going to work. It’s not going to work,” he blared to audience applause.
Hours later in Singapore, images of Trump and North Korea’s Un were broadcast around the world, showing the two leaders shaking hands and making declarations of peace.
The historic summit was brought to fruition as a result of Trump’s foreign policy agenda.
It has the potential to denuclearize the Communist slave state and end hostilities between the United States and North Korea that began with the Korean War more nearly 68 years ago.
“Obviously there’s denuclearization which I said was a worthy goal,” said Colbert. “If he can get it, God bless him. Give him the Nobel Prize, I don’t care. Just make the world safer.”