Trump relentlessly mocked for ‘nationally televised hissy fit’ over Democratic investigation

  
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Trump relentlessly mocked for ‘nationally televised hissy fit’ over Democratic investigation

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Trump relentlessly mocked for ‘nationally televised hissy fit’ over Democratic investigation



102b4830-25c0-11e7-a66a-23957430fe89_lat   Allyson Chiu, The Independent   23 hours ago  






For   Stephen Colbert , only “one big story” came out of Wednesday’s news cycle.

“America’s step-daddy is angry,” the late-night host quipped on   CBS .

For about 12 minutes on Wednesday morning, anyone tuned into a major TV network saw an irked   President Donald Trump   in the   White House Rose Garden   delivering what   The Washington Post’s   Anne Gearan described as “the live-action movie version” of his Twitter feed.

Or, as Mr Colbert put it: ”Trump walked out the door straight to the Rose Garden for a nationally televised hissy fit.”

The unscheduled news conference came just moments after Trump stormed out of a planned White House meeting intended to discuss a $2 trillion (£1.58 trillion) infrastructure deal, angered by House Speaker   Nancy Pelosi   who had spoken to reporters earlier in the day and accused him of being “engaged in a cover-up.”

In the Rose Garden, Mr Trump said he told Democratic lawmakers that while he wanted “to do infrastructure”, he would not work with them unless they “get these phony investigations over with”.

“Trump has a clear stance on infrastructure,” Mr Colbert said on his show. “It’s my way or no highways.”

Mr Colbert wasn’t the only late-night host to dig into the president’s lengthy remarks, during which he touted himself as “the most transparent president, probably, in the history of this country” and addressed   impeachment , only referring to it as the “I-word”.

Fellow TV comics   Jimmy Fallon ,   Seth Meyers   and   James Corden   all dedicated time to poking fun at the news conference and the events surrounding it.

As the jokes flowed late on Wednesday night, it appeared that the day’s events were also still on Mr Trump’s mind.

In a series of tweets that began shortly before 10:30pm, the president defended himself against Ms Pelosi’s claim that he “had a temper tantrum”, calling it “such a lie!” and railed against House Democrats not getting anything done.

But during their shows, the hosts seemed to all agree with Mr Meyers’ assessment that the news conference “predictably went off the rails”.

“You knew this was going to be a weird one,” Mr Meyers said, drawing attention to a sign that had been placed in front of the podium, which featured statistics about the Russia investigation and the words “No collusion” and “No obstruction”.

He continued: “This is such a dumb sign because he made the word ‘NO’ super big and the other words super tiny. If anything, this looks like the world’s least effective anti-drug PSA.”

Mr Meyers was critical of the graphic’s prominent placement, noting that President Trump, who is known for enjoying fast food, effectively “made the Rose Garden look like a drive-through”.


“Yeah, I’ll have 18 angry Democrats, no collusion,” he said, pretending to order as Trump.

The sign also didn’t go unnoticed by Mr Colbert.

“Reminds me of the time that Jefferson addressed the Continental Congress behind a sign that said, ‘Sally Hemings, just a friend’,” he joked, referencing the enslaved woman who the Thomas Jefferson Foundation says had at least six of Jefferson’s children.

Over on   NBC , Jimmy Fallon was more interested in the president’s comments, specifically pointing to the way he spoke about impeachment.

“Trump called impeachment the ‘I-word,’ and then he called collusion the ‘K-word’,” Mr Fallon said.

On Stephen Colbert’s show, the “I-word” merited its own cold open – a song dedicated to all the words beginning with the letter “I” that critics would use to describe the president.

The comics also mocked Mr Trump’s appearance, using Ms Pelosi’s “coverup” accusation as inspiration.

“It’s called bronzer, Nancy, and he’s not fooling anyone,” Mr Colbert cracked.

Mr Corden had a similar interpretation of the quote.

“He’s engaged in coverup, foundation, concealer, bronzer, possibly a little lip liner, who knows?” the British host said, showing a picture of Mr Trump looking rather tanned.

Though they were largely focused on the president, Mr Fallon and Mr Meyers still found time to throw some barbs in Ms Pelosi’s direction.

Given her Wednesday comments about the president, Mr Fallon said “Ms Pelosi can’t be surprised” that the meeting turned out the way it did.

“That’s like talking trash about your friend and then showing up to the group brunch, like, ‘Hey, girl’,” he said.

After playing a clip of Ms Pelosi speaking to reporters and making the allegation, Mr Meyers only had one question.

“So why are you meeting with him?” he asked.

“That’s like responding to someone’s birthday Evite by writing, ‘I resent the day you were born’, and then still clicking ‘Will attend’.”

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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    4 months ago

For Stephen Colbert, only “one big story” came out of Wednesday’s news cycle.

“America’s step-daddy is angry,” the late-night host quipped on CBS.

For about 12 minutes on Wednesday morning, anyone tuned into a major TV network saw an irked President Donald Trump in the White House Rose Garden delivering what The Washington Post’s Anne Gearan described as “the live-action movie version” of his Twitter feed.

Or, as Mr Colbert put it: ”Trump walked out the door straight to the Rose Garden for a nationally televised hissy fit.”

The unscheduled news conference came just moments after Trump stormed out of a planned White House meeting intended to discuss a $2 trillion (£1.58 trillion) infrastructure deal, angered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who had spoken to reporters earlier in the day and accused him of being “engaged in a cover-up.”

In the Rose Garden, Mr Trump said he told Democratic lawmakers that while he wanted “to do infrastructure”, he would not work with them unless they “get these phony investigations over with”.

“Trump has a clear stance on infrastructure,” Mr Colbert said on his show. “It’s my way or no highways.”

 
 
 
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2  bbl-1    4 months ago

Trump 'mocked' for his predictable performance?

And of course the 'acting president' responded in the only way he knows by using fake/doctored videos.

Those who stand with ( him ) have issues.

 
 
 
Galen Marvin Ross
3  Galen Marvin Ross    4 months ago

I love this part of the story,

The unscheduled news conference

If it was unscheduled how did they get all that literature made up in the few seconds it took Trump to walk out to the Rose Garden?

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luther28
4  luther28    4 months ago

Trump relentlessly mocked for ‘nationally televised hissy fit’ over Democratic investigation

Well, like him or not he does have huge mock value, getting huger like the rest of him.

Speaking of him getting huger, has anyone else noticed that at certain angles he has achieved a rather pinheaded look about himself. Either his head has shrunken or the rest of him has gotten larger but sans that do of his, his tete would be almost non-existent, just an observation.

 
 
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