Stephen Colbert only brings back his Comedy Central alter ego when the situation is dire, so you know last night was serious.
On Monday’s edition of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the host brought back his pinstripe suit, wire-frame glasses “conservative pundit colleague” Stephen Colbert to discuss President Donald Trump’s new budget proposal. Keeping in character, the latter Colbert praised it, but not before offering up some well-time jabs on “The WERD” segment.
Colbert opened the segment by highlighting that the Trump budget would be cutting funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the EPA, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in order to fund defense spending.
“Trump’s a real estate developer. It was only a matter of time before he put up condos on Sesame Street.”
However, he was interrupted by the other Colbert, who didn’t want his identical cousin to make “an ass” of himself on TV trying to explain it.
So we got a flashback to one of Colbert’s most well-known segments “The WORD.” Although of course here, because of copyright, it’s called The WERD.”)
The phrase to know? “Screw Unto Others.”
“A lot of people say that [Budget Director] Mulvaney is being cruel to old people. That’s not fair. He’s also being cruel to young people.”
So there are the cuts to Meals on Wheels, but he also discusses how the budget wants to cut after-school programs and in-school lunches that feed children who don’t get the same luxury at home.
“The only thing that worries me is that this isn’t actually a budget. You see, this is just the President’s wish list and Mick Mulvaney is just Trump’s magical monkey paw.”
Watch the video above and relive the glory days of “The Colbert Report” for just a moment.