Stephen Colbert thinks that the annual National Prayer Breakfast was neither the time nor the place for President Donald Trump’s attack on Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“The National Prayer Breakfast has been around since Eisenhower, right? It’s a solemn occasion, and it’s always an opportunity for presidents to bring people of all faiths together and solemnly share what is most sacred to them,” the “Late Show” host said on Thursday night, before playing a clip from Trump’s speech at the event.
At the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, Trump wanted to “pray” for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Celebrity Apprentice” ratings, which have been lower than Trump’s previous season of the NBC reality show.
“You heard that correctly — your ears did not deceive you,” Colbert said after playing the clip. “The president used the National Prayer Breakfast to insult Arnold Schwarzenegger. I hear tomorrow he’s going to roast Rosie O’Donnell at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.”
Colbert was more impressed by Schwarzenegger’s video response to Trump’s jab
later on Thursday. In it, the movie star and former California governor suggested that he and Trump should switch jobs, so that “people can finally sleep comfortably again.”
“Oh, damn! Is this the War of 1812? ‘Cause the White House just got burnt,” Colbert said.
Watch Colbert’s response to Trump’s inappropriately timed insults below:
NOW WATCH: Trump ripped Schwarzenegger’s ‘Apprentice’ ratings during the National Prayer Breakfast — and Arnold had a great response
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