As you may or may not have heard, depending on your current tolerance level for abject bullshit, Trump recently shot off some inane tweets in which he completely lied about his Puerto Rico recovery efforts. As widely reported last year, Trump and his brainwashed brethren actually totally blew it to the point of nearly (allegedly!) hurling cans of chicken at victims.
The latest of idiocy sees the 72-year-old dolt disgustingly questioning death toll stats, a move that was roundly slammed across late-night shows Thursday night.
"As we broadcast tonight’s show, Hurricane Florence is grinding its way into the east coast," Stephen Colbert said at the top of his Late Show monologue. "I just hope everyone is staying safe. We are thinking of you. This thing is scary. Almost as scary as the Weather Channel's new graphics."
Later, Colbert detailed the sickening nature of Trump's current batch of lies. "Now, folks, if you watch the show, you know we kid the president about being a terrible person," he said. "But in reality, it is much worse than we could have imagined. Trump has been laser-focused on hurricane response this week, just not this one. He’s talking about the one a year ago because he's been tweeting a lot about how good a job he did responding to Hurricane Maria that decimated Puerto Rico last year, resulting in the death of almost 3,000 American citizens. It's hard to imagine anything more horrible than that, other than this tweet . . . I just wanna state that not only is this a sickening tweet, it is in no way true."
Colbert then explained that the study in question found that 2,975 deaths were "a result of the disaster and its effects," a fact Trump is hoping his cult will simply ignore. "It's kind of like he was on trial for littering and said on the stand 'I only threw my cup out of that window because I was distracted by the homeless man I ran over. Pretty sure he died of old age. Democrats pushed him in front of my car,'" Colbert said.
Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers also addressed Trump's latest lie, as seen below: