Colbert blasts Trump over Iran nuclear deal: ‘You literally just backed out of an American promise’
The host of The Late Show trashed Trump for pulling the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal, which restricted the development of nuclear weapons in Iran in exchange for lifting economic sanctions on the country.
“What are you talking about?” Colbert exclaimed. “You literally just backed out of an American promise. That’s like saying, ‘I’m no longer denying my alcoholism. Let’s drink to that!’”
“Nobody wants Iran to have nuclear weapons — that’s what the treaty was supposed to stop — but Trump doesn’t think the deal went far enough,” he added. “So with these restrictions Iran could possibly, eventually develop a nuke, and the solution is to lift the restrictions so they can start immediately? That’s what a bad step-parent does. ‘Look, buddy, I know your old Dad looked the other way when you went out and partied with your friends. Well, I am zero tolerance. You are grounded, mister! From now on, you and your friends are locked in the basement with the liquor and the weed.'”
Colbert also picked apart Trump’s logic regarding the “sunset clause,” which would lift the restraint on Iran’s centrifuge’s after 10 years.
“So, let me get this straight, because the deal has an expiration date, he wants to kill it now?” Colbert said. “It’s like saying, ‘Well, Billy, this hamster is eventually gonna die in a couple of years, so we might as well flush Mr. Fluffers down the toilet now.'”
Seth Meyers over on Late Night was also surprised by Trump’s decision with the Iran nuclear deal. “Usually when Trump doesn’t like a deal, he just stays in it and violates all the terms,” he joked, referring to Trump’s alleged dealings with porn star Stormy Daniels.
Meyers also landed a joke about Trump’s “When I make promises, I keep them” comment. “Melania laughed so hard her mouth fell off,” he said.
Watch Colbert and Meyers on Trump’s announcement above.
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