Stephen Colbert: Obama Dropped the Mic in His Speech — but Trump Still Somehow Won the Night
Stephen Colbert laughed about the performances of President Barack Obama and Speaker Paul Ryan during Obama’s recent State of the Union address.
“Ryan had to appear simultaneously enraged and engaged,” Colbert said. “I give him credit — he delivered a truly ‘engraging’ performance. Look at that discipline — he didn’t even applaud for the troops,” Colbert said. “That’s like booing apple pie or not crying during ‘Field of Dreams.’”
Raw Story reports:
Colbert said the specter of Donald Trump hung over Obama’s speech, although he did not mention the Republican frontrunner by name “because, if you say it three times, he appears behind you and demands your birth certificate.”
He said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley also addressed the racist impulses that drives Trump’s support.
“The thing is, by showing up in both of these speeches, by turning the State of the Union into the state of the Trump, Donald proved he’s the loudest voice in the room even when he’s not in the room,” Colbert said.
“With both parties using their platforms to go after this man’s policies, (Tuesday) night Trump did something Obama could not: He brought the country together,” Colbert said.
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