Watch Stephen Colbert Tear Trump A New One Over His Florida School Shooting Claim
President Donald Trump has yet again landed on Stephen Colbert's agenda on Monday after the leader made some eyebrow-raising statements about the Florida school shooting.
Trump's words about the Parkland, Florida, shooting continue to draw mostly flak, and the recent to make his thoughts about these heard is The Late Show host Colbert. The TV personality initially explained he was one to think the president could not possibly have something more shocking to say, but he was totally wrong.
Trump's statement came when he met with governors to talk about the issue, which is the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting. An earlier statement had the leader saying that teachers should be armed. However, this did not sit well with almost everyone.
"You don't know until you're tested, but I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon," Trump said at a White House meeting.
The clip was played in the show, earning a loud jeer from the audience, but Colbert, who was initially left speechless, said he did not believe that Trump could even run, more so the president's valiant statement.
"There's a lot in there that I doubt, but the part I really don't believe is that he can run," Colbert exclaimed.
Doubting Trump's will to actually do what he had just said, Colbert cited the Vietnam deferments.
"You got five deferments from Vietnam. What are you going to do, run in there and stab them with your bone spurs?" Colbert said.
Colbert explained that Trump is living in fantasy, especially that the leader is portraying himself as a hero in his statements.
What It Really Meant
Meanwhile, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was not far from being the receiver of Colbert's antics. A clip showed her being asked of Trump's seemingly heroic statement.
According to Sanders, Trump was just saying that he would have become involved in the incident in a bid to save people. Additionally, Colbert played a video of Trump blaming the films and videos available to the children nowadays.
Trump went on to say that the government is looking into putting ratings into movies. However, this was not exactly a new idea, and Colbert targeted the oh-so obvious.
"If you're looking for fresh ideas, that guy, he's your man!" quipped Colbert, drawing laughter from the audience.
Colbert is a known critic of Trump, casually throwing vitriol shadowed with jokes over the latter's statements in his show. Also recently, he lauded students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for bravely organizing a march that aims to enforce stricter gun laws.