Stephen Colbert Hits Out At Donald Trump’s Reaction To New York Bomb Threats

Stephen Colbert hit out at Donald Trump once again on “The Late Show” Wednesday for his lack of response to the attempted attack on political and media figures earlier in the day.

Despite Trump regularly sharing his opinions on Twitter, he held back after news of the pipe bombs emerged, simply re-tweeting Vice President Mike Pence’s message:

Colbert quipped, “First of all, we fact-checked that one, and it doesn’t work out. You have no ‘whole heart.'”

He then added: “Second, you’re the president. There’s been an attempted attack on two previous presidents today! This is the one time you can’t think of your own tweet? It reminds me of Lincoln’s first draft of the Gettysburg Address: ‘What that first guy said.’”

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Trump has since added:

Colbert speculated who could be behind the attempted attacks, noting the packages had all been sent to prominent critics of the current president. He then showed a pic of “Unabomber” Theodore J. Kaczynski wearing one of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats.

The talk-show host’s comments come after Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, former attorney general Eric Holder, California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, Democratic donor George Soros and CNN’s New York bureau were all targeted with packages packed with shards of glass.

None of the seven bombs detonated, and nobody was hurt as authorities in New York, Washington, D.C., Florida, and California seized the suspicious packages.

It was then reported Thursday morning that a similar package had been found at a non-residential building in Lower Manhattan, home to businesses associated with actor Robert De Niro.

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT on Global; you can also watch full episodes online.



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