A Vengeful Trump Strikes Out At His Enemies, Fires Vindman & Sondland During 'Friday Night Massac…

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A Vengeful Trump Strikes Out At His Enemies, Fires Vindman & Sondland During 'Friday Night Massac… 5

On Friday, the President kicked off a post-acquittal purge of his administration, firing impeachment witnesses Amb. Gordon Sondland and Lt. Alexander Vindman. #Monologue #Comedy #Colbert

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Someone asked "Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?"

Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:

"A few things spring to mind.

Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem.

For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump’s limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief.

Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever.

I don’t say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

But with Trump, it’s a fact. He doesn’t even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty.

Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn’t just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It’s all surface.

Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.

Well, we don’t. We see it as having no inner world, no soul.

And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.

Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that.

He’s not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat.

He’s more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege.

And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.

That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead.

There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy’ is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:
* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.

After all, it’s impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.

God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.

He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.

In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump.

And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish:

'My God… what… have… I… created?

If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."

Author — liter fluid


Can I just say thank you to whoever at CBS decided they were going to stop breaking up the monologues into 4 different youtube clips.

Author — akowalz


George Washington : "I cannot tell a lie."
tRump : "I cannot tell the truth."
tRump voter : "I cannot tell the difference!"

Author — Night Knight


don't worry Stephen, I'm a cool 20-year-old, we know who you are.

Author — mychaela blatta


Firing Vindman was revenge, firing his brother is a vendetta.

Author — Greg Reuter


Nothing says being anti-corruption like firing people who held you accountable.

Author — DeadlyMargiKarp223


Joe Biden is like a Pokemon that can only say the words "Barack Obama."

Author — James Deaux IV


Stephen Colbert is a national treasure

Author — Suzan Hyndman


"One poll showed NH voters would prefer an extinction-level meteor event than another Trump administration." priceless

Author — Bruce Dickson


That pic of the space force rocket ship lifting...down?...was priceless.

Author — Nan Fredman


Trump gave his voters something no one else would;
permission to be their worst selves.
That's why they will never abandon him.

Author — Suzy Q


The Billie Eilish character should be in the audience for all future monologues.

Author — clownnookie


Omg, 😆😆😆 Dirty Donny is so unattractive. 😆😆😆 “cadaver skin”

Author — CJCryer Buzz


When Ivanka and Jr. are investigated then I'll believe in the DOJ.

Author — Jada


"believe it or not...." = do not under any circumstances believe it.

Author — Brant Lambermont


The woman asked a legitimate question and Biden insulted her appearance by calling her “dog faced”. He is not presidential material.

Author — B. Jr.


"somebody said" means "I just made up"

Author — Marc Whinery


"Don't boo! VOTE!"
- President Obama
The last true American president as of 2020

Author — WorldWatchdogNews USA


Why not give Sanders a chance, nothing we have in the WH could ever be worse for the masses than Don J Trump! Sanders has intellect, decorum, and facts; that is a leg up on Trump!

Author — crazi1kaf0x


"I don't want it no more. GIVE ME ANOTHER KEYBOARD." freaking John 😂😂

Author — Agustin Martinez