Stephen Colbert went after Donald Trump during his Monday night show for downplaying the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak that has taken American lives.
The “Late Night” host pointed to Trump’s tweet Monday comparing the virus to the flu, and offering misleading statistics about the spread of coronavirus.
“Okay, let me think about that,” Colbert said. “You’re a monster.”
“Here’s the thing,” Colbert added. “We can criticize Trump’s golfing and tweeting, but when he hunkers down and focuses on the problem, that’s when he really sucks.”
Colbert then noted that Trump bragged about his “super genius” uncle and that he himself should have been a doctor.
“I don’t care how smart your uncle was,” Colbert said. “Epidemiology is not genetic. You don’t get your mother’s eyes and your father’s PhD. Knowledge does not get passed down in the family. That’s why, no matter how much we all know it now, future generations are going to have to learn for themselves that you’re an idiot.”
Take a look at his monologue below: