- “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”/CBS; YouTube
Stephen Colbert broke down Donald Trump’s recent speech about immigration reform and found a unique connection to the menacing Cobra Kai from “Karate Kid.”
“The last 24 hours of Donald Trump have been an emotional roller coaster,” Colbert said. “And you must be this crazy to ride.”
Earlier this week, CBS’s “Late Show” host risked a little public vomit when he admitted that Donald Trump came off seeming presidential during his press conference with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. But once Donald Trump was back on American soil, he returned to his hardline stance on immigration.
Trump was back to using fear tactics. He painted a scene in which jailed immigrants would be released back into the public and generally spread their “lawlessness” across the country.
“I don’t understand how he changes emotions so quickly,” the host said. “He went from ‘Mr. Cool’ in Mexico to thermal nuclear in like an hour.”
There was one piece that especially boggled Colbert’s mind. Trump wondered how the powerful US could be taken advantage of by immigrants. He said, “We’re like the big bully that keeps getting beat up.”
“Yeah, you know how poor, defenseless bullies are always getting beaten up?” Colbert said. “Remember how bad you felt when that mean Karate Kid beat the crap out of Cobra Kai?”
Colbert then went into an impression of Trump: “That movie ended horribly. It ended horribly! This time, the bullies win. Trump 2016: Sweep the leg… No mercy!“
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