Stephen Colbert’s response to President Donald Trump’s recent comments, regarding Hurricane Florence, took the form of a song—one that certainly will not be featured at the next White House luncheon.
The Late Show host eased into the bit, on Tuesday, playing a clip, from a briefing on Hurricane Florence, of Trump discussing the government’s plan for handling the impending storm. Colbert said Trump, “showed off his grasp of the details.”
Trump’s “grasp” included the statement:
It’s tremendously big and tremendously wet.
To which Colbert added:
. . . which also describes the bed he ordered in Moscow.
Colbert then showed a clip of Trump making an outrageous claim regarding how he handled Hurricane Maria last year—a claim that San Juan Mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, called “despicable.”
I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible unsung success.
To which Colbert responded:
He’s right. It was definitely unsung . . . maybe because no one could plug in their mics because it took eleven months to restore power.
And that’s when Colbert burst into song.
Here’s the full video:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 12, 2018
Commenters were thankful for the laugh:
So, true, so sad, but your comic relief is helping us all get through this tragic presidentcy. For that I am forever grateful to you. Thanks. From Toledo with Love.
— Christina Marie Belair (@marie_belair) September 12, 2018
Another laugh-out-loud moment. Thanks!!!
— Jeanne Godfrey (@jeannegodf) September 12, 2018
Many added their own jokes to the mix:
And now his Hurricane relief plan, pic.twitter.com/PUfTVX3uAT
— lawrence bader (@lawrencebader1) September 12, 2018
“It is tremendously big and it's tremendously wet.”
*That's what Stormy said.*
— Adwait Joshi (@Adwaitforyou) September 12, 2018
Need tremendously big paper towels to soak up the tremendously wet water…@realDonaldTrump is a rarity in that his vocabulary would improve if he had a thesaurus. Damn, I forgot, it’s a book.
— Sven-Erik Wallin (@ridgiedidge) September 12, 2018
— Ernesto Rodriguez (@Timecodepr) September 12, 2018
The dangerous HAIRACANE warns the country about a dangerous hurricane!
— Raymond O. Andersen (@RaymondOAnders2) September 12, 2018
Though some were just annoyed:
When is it not about him? He will take anything and turn it around to how great he is. Seriously this guy needs to be strapped down and given a few electric shocks.
— Lynnette Spector (@Spec9Lynnette) September 12, 2018
He's a narcissist he can only talk about himself, for himself and to himself.
— Annie (@AnnieBud) September 12, 2018
Judy shared some wishful thinking:
I hope his golf courses are flooded and ruined!
— Judy Rosenberg Hansen (@Judiism) September 12, 2018