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Stephen Colbert Underestimates Donald Trump

Another liberal late-night host goes after the president, this time by evoking 'Looney Tunes' to get a cheap laugh

President Donald Trump recently had a viral showdown with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in front of cameras in the Oval Office at the White House.

Among the topics discussed at the transparent meeting: the proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico.

Neither the president nor the Democrats showed signs of budging during the meeting.

Some leftists have used moments from the meeting as an excuse to attack Trump’s negotiation tactics.

That would include Stephen Colbert — who at this point would criticize the president of the United States even if he cured cancer.

“Donald Trump is trying to put a positive spin on Donald Trump’s performance, but one person’s not buying that: That’s Donald Trump. Because according to witnesses, Trump ‘stormed out of the Oval Office, had in his hand a folder of briefing papers, and threw them across the room.’ Oh, no! Now how is he going to not read his briefing?” said Colbert on his show on Wednesday night.

The late-night host was referring to mainstream media stories that were, of course, based on “anonymous” sources.

The comedian continued, “Witnesses say that Trump was mainly frustrated with Chuck Schumer, saying that ‘his old New York sparring buddy felt he got the better of him. Goaded him into it.”

Colbert then did a tired impression of the president: “‘Chuck got me this time using my own personal kryptonite: opening my mouth.'”

Colbert continued by saying that Schumer and Trump were essentially just saying the same thing to each other and no progress was made.

“This is the ‘Art of the Deal’ guy, right? This is Mr. ‘Art of the Deal.’ Trump said, ‘Chuck, you want to shut down the government.’ Schumer said, ‘No, sir, you want to shut down the government.’ Then Trump said, ‘Yes, I do. Checkmate.'”

“I’ve only seen negotiating that good one time before,” added Colbert. The comedian then aired a clip from “Looney Tunes” that showed Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd arguing.

In the classic clip, Bugs is trying to convince Fudd that he can’t hunt him right now because it’s “duck season.”

“Rabbit season,” Fudd replies. The two then go back and forth like that.

Let’s remember that the president beat all odds to become chief executive — and that he’s managed to accomplish a whole lot more while in office than any of his critics ever thought he would.

Colbert did what leftists have done for a long, long time: He’s underestimating Trump.

Let’s remember that the president beat all odds to become chief executive — and that he’s managed to accomplish a whole lot more while in office than any of his critics ever thought he would.

If a betting person had to choose between Trump and Schumer, there is no debate at all.

They’d go all in on Trump.

Check out the clip from Stephen Colbert’s program below: