Stephen Colbert calls Trump a ‘monster’ over coronavirus response

“You’re a monster,” Stephen Colbert called President Trump related to the response to coronavirus on CBS “Late Show” Monday night.

“So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu,” Trump tweeted Monday morning. “It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

“Ok, let me think about that,” Colbert responded mockingly during that night’s monologue. “You’re a monster.”

The host cracked that the coronavirus was the “first crisis of Trump’s presidency that he did not cause himself” and took issue with Trump golfing in Florida over last weekend.

Colbert added, however, that when Trump “hunkers down and focuses on the problem, that’s when he really sucks.”


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