Trump and Iran: ‘Worst Throwback Thursday Ever,’ Stephen Colbert Says

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Mike Lee, a Republican senator, told reporters on Wednesday that the Trump administration’s 75-minute Iran briefing was the worst he’d ever seen, calling it “insulting and demeaning” to the Constitution.

“Lee says that not only was the briefing horrible, the portions were so small,” Colbert said on Thursday. “Seventy-five minutes is shorter than the opening credits of ‘The Irishman.’”
On Thursday, President Trump told reporters that other senators disagreed with Lee, saying that those unnamed attendees referred to the briefing as the greatest presentation they’d ever seen.

[Imitating Trump] ‘Yes, numerous people — real people — told me that. Like who? Uh, Senator Guy True-Person and Congresswoman Not-A-Lie Actual-Lady.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

[As Trump] ‘You wouldn’t know them. They go to a different school — in Canada.’” — SETH MEYERS

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“Oh, you see, it wasn’t the worst presentation, it was the best presentation. It’s so easy to get those two things mixed up.” — JIMMY KIMMEL

“He’s absolutely right — this is insulting. This is insulting not just to Congress — this is insulting to the American people. Has everyone already forgotten what happens when we don’t ask for concrete evidence justifying a military attack against a Middle Eastern country whose name begins with ‘Ira’?” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“Here’s the difference between 2003 and now — I weigh 30 more pounds. Here’s another one: Back then, George W. Bush respected us enough to put some effort into his lies, remember? [Imitating Bush] ‘Saddam Hussein has mobile weapons-labs that ride the rails made of aluminum tubes that can deliver 50,000 barrels of honey-mustard gas hidden on a turkey farm. Saddam will attack us with human-animal hybrids.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“Well, 17 years later, here we are again. Worst Throwback Thursday ever.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“When asked about the NATO alliance in Europe, Trump floated an exciting idea — spice NATO up with some non-Europe countries.” — STEPHEN COLBERT, referring to the president’s suggestion that NATO be expanded to include Middle Eastern countries

“Trump was like, ‘NATOME — it’s named after my favorite actress, Natome Watts.’” — JIMMY FALLON

[As Trump] ‘Beautiful name, NATOME. How lovely. If I ever have a child, I’ll name it Natome. What? You’ve got to be kidding. Really? Five?’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“Why not just do the ‘Gilligan’s Island’ rule and go ‘North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the rest’?” — STEPHEN COLBERT

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