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Stephen Colbert Reprises ‘Colbert Report’ to Defend President Trump’s Budget

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On Monday’s The Late Show, Stephen Colbert reprised his just-about-but-not-quite Stephen Colbert from The Colbert Report to tackle President Trump’s proposed budget. The fake conservative pundit used his segment “The Werd” to poke fun at the logic of OMB Director Mick Mulvaney’s explanation. Mulvaney claimed that cutting funds for programs like Meals on Wheels is actually more compassionate to taxpayers.

Colbert joked, “You can’t just focus on helping the needy and forget the people whose taxes pay for it. That’s like praying for the accident victim who needed a transfusion and forgetting about the guy who’s walking around a pint light.”

Colbert also tackled Mulvaney’s claim that school lunches for poor students don’t help them learn. Colbert said, “Yes, why feed children if they aren’t doing better in school? Take the food away, and maybe they’ll be hungry for knowledge.”

Finally, Colbert finished, saying that if Congress doesn’t approve the budget, Trump would be the person we needed to be most compassionate toward. He said, “And that might upset that lonely old man so much that he just becomes a shut-in who stays in the White House, doesn’t even eat, and someone has to bring him a meal.”

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on CBS.

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