Apparently, President Donald Trump is feeling really underappreciated these days.
He recently whined about media — and everybody else, it seems — not giving him enough credit for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Shortly before that, the commander-in-chief had also complained about “unfunny” late night hosts not giving him equal time on the television.
Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very "unfunny" & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
More and more people are suggesting that Republicans (and me) should be given Equal Time on T.V. when you look at the one-sided coverage?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
Late night show host Stephen Colbert attempted to grant Trump’s wish. However, he had some very serious questions regarding the president’s tweets.
“First of all, ‘unfunny’ in quotes? Which means you think we’re funny? In which case, I want to say, thank you for understanding how quotes work?” the “Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert” host began. “And he ended that tweet by saying, ‘should we get equal time?’ I know that one: no. That’s not how this works. You’re the president. We make fun of you. But we’re going to do it anyway, just to make you feel better, sir.”
Then, in order to “provide the counterweight” to his “usual unfair slamming of the president,” Colbert invited another “unfunny” comedian, Jon Stewart, to join him onscreen.
Stewart tried to defend the president as Colbert began to revise some of Trump’s odd remarks from past days and the best praise that former “Daily Show” host could come up with was “Donald Trump is not a cannibal.”
In Stewart’s defense, it was a tough task and he did ask for more time.
However, he completely lost it when Colbert brought up Trump’s bizarre (read: disturbing) “calm before the storm” quote.
“What is wrong with this guy? You’ll find out? A cliffhanger, surrounded by military people. Will Trump give humanity the rose? Will civilization make it to the fantasy suite?” Stewart exclaimed. “Calm before the storm? How is all this not the storm? This is all the storm! What kind of sociopath would use that terminology when people are still literally cleaning up from storms?”
Watch the complete segment in the video above.
Thumbnail/Banner: Reuters, Jason Reed