Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Colbert's spoof of Trump on '60 Minutes' is both hilarious and frightening

Colbert's spoof of Trump on '60 Minutes' is both hilarious and frightening

Watch the full interview below. He is truly president. "Well, I don't pledge anything".

President Trump to 60 Minutes: "They say that we had hurricanes that were far worse than what we just had with Michael", said Trump, who identified "they" as "people" after being pressed by "60 Minutes" correspondent Leslie Stahl. This is wrong. There is a collection of policies and court rulings spanning Democratic and Republican administrations, but none required the Trump administration to separate children from their families, as Stahl correctly noted. The president argued that his diplomacy style has reduced the regime's threat. "I'm not a baby, I know all these things", Trump countered, before explaining: "I get along with him really well".

Writing to Trump ahead of the release of the bi-annual report that identified currency manipulators, Baldwin reminded Trump about his election promise that he would declare China a currency manipulator on the very first day. "Look at the disgusting threats that were made". He stressed that at the moment no one is clear what really happened to the Washington Post contributor.

Correspondent Lesley Stahl came armed for bear, quick to call Trump out on baseless claims and his deferral of certain questions.

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By the time it made its way back into the vicinity of the infield, the Astros were already standing atop a two-run lead. Andrew Benintendi was called out on strikes to end the fifth on a 3-2 pitch that was a tad outside.

Even when he adjusts his rhetoric, at times contradicting what he has just said, Trump nearly always appears to believe firmly in what he is saying. And we would be very upset and angry if that were the case.

"I tell you what I don't wanna do. There are other ways of punishing, to use a word-that's a pretty harsh word, but it's true".

Trump has begun accusing China of meddling in USA elections only recently and in connection with Beijing's selective targeting of his voter-base for retaliatory measures against tariffs imposed by Trump on Chinese imports. The Trump administration has already imposed $250 billion in tariffs on the Bejing regime. ("I don't want to hurt jobs", he explained.) Trump acknowledged that son-in-law Jared Kushner gave Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a ring to personally inquire into the country's possible culpability and even murder of Khashoggi. What I can say is this: "There are consequences from coming into a country, namely our country, illegally". I am concerned that China's currency actions amount to manipulation, in violation of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.

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