- Stephen Colbert blasted President Trump for saying at a US governors’ meeting on Monday that he would have “run in” to stop the Parkland, Florida school shooting.
- Trump told the meeting, “You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon.”
- Colbert cast doubt on Trump’s ability to “run,” and cited Trump’s “five deferments from Vietnam” as a further source of doubt on the president’s ability to react to “combat situations.”
Stephen Colbert on Monday mocked President Trump for saying that he would “run in” to stop an active school shooter, even without a weapon.
“You don’t know until you test it, but I think, I really believe I’d run in there, even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump said on Monday to a meeting of US governors, weeks after a shooter opened fire at a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people and injuring 14 others.
“There’s a lot in there that I doubt, but the part I really don’t believe is that he can run,” Colbert said. “Look, sir, we already know how you react to combat situations. You got five deferments from Vietnam. What are you gonna do? Run in there and stab ’em with your bone spurs?”
The “Late Show” host went on to say that if Trump is living in a “fantasy world,” he “might as well make it interesting.”
Colbert then proceeded in a mock-Trump voice: “Even if I had a gun, I would have dropped it just to show how tough I was. Then I would have run in and hit the shooter with my laser beam eyes, then use my mind like Neo in ‘The Matrix’ and fly away to space Mar-a-Lago – Space-a-Lago.”
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