Stephen Colbert: Donald Trump Has “United Planet” Against Him

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Stephen Colbert Trump United Planet

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Stephen Colbert Trump United Planet


Stephen Colbert said on Friday’s “Late Show” that Donald Trump has “united the planet” against him. And he had some stats to back up that claim. Check out the video below.

Colbert began the monologue for his week-ending show by noting there won’t be new episodes next week due to the July Fourth holiday. “As great as it is to celebrate America, once in a while, I like to take a moment to remember there are countries that are not us, and they are not so hot on our president,” he told the audience. “In a poll released this week by Pew, Trump’s approval rating worldwide is 22 percent. Mr. President, congratulations. You’ve united the planet.”

“And it’s not just Europe, ladies and gentleman,” Colbert continued. “Trump is unpopular in six continents. The only place they like him is Antarctica. I’ll tell you what, though: Do not tell those penguins about pulling out of the Paris Accords.” The host went on, “And Trump’s approval ratings are down in most of our closest allies, especially the Germans, with 87 percent lacking confidence in Trump.”

At that point, Colbert amusingly said, “Okay, hold on, Germany. You’re not known for picking great leaders, okay? People in glass houses shouldn’t throw Hitlers. But there is one country where America’s reputation is on the rise. Wait for it! Russia, where confidence in the U.S. president surged to 53 percent from 11 percent. It explained Trump’s 2020 campaign slogan: ‘Trump 2020 I Can’t Read It, It’s In Russian.'”

As Gossip Cop reported, Colbert himself recently went to Russia to film some segments for his CBS show. And while appearing on one of the country’s own late-night talk shows, Colbert announced he’s considering running for president in 2020. It was likely a joke, but you never know what may happen. Watch the “Late Show” video below.

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