Colbert: There’s No Grand Strategy; Trump Doesn’t Hide Well the Reasons for His Actions

‘One thing we’ve learned from the last two years of Donald Trump is that what it seems like he’s doing is exactly what he’s doing’

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COLBERT: “The question is, why did Trump do it? Now, while it looks like Donald Trump fired James Comey to stop the Russian investigation... that is why. Because — I’m pretty confident. Because one thing we’ve learned from the last two years of Donald Trump is that what it seems like he’s doing is exactly what he’s doing. There’s no grand strategy. He’s not— he’s not— he’s not some puppet master. He’s not some wizard playing three-dimensional chess. He’s playing 'Hungry Hungry Hippos.' He’s just slapping till he gets all the marbles. 'Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!' There’s nothing deeper going on. He’s a baby pool. You could not get your ankles wet in Donald Trump. Now, the word is, Trump has been planning to fire Comey for at least a week, right? And he evidently asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to come up with reasons to fire him. So that’s why the Department of Justice is now the Department of Justification."

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