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Stephen Colbert Rips Apart Donald Trump's First Major Speech To Congress

'Now, technically, this was not a ‘State of the Union,’ because I think in this timeline, the Confederacy won.'

01/03/2017 7:29 PM AEDT
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President Donald Trump’s first major address to Congress on Tuesday night did not leave Stephen Colbert feeling inspired.

The speech’s central theme may have been the “renewal of the American spirit,” but the “Late Show” host said it sounded more like a bootleg version of “Make America Great Again.”

“Now, technically, this was not a ‘State of the Union,’” Colbert said during a live taping of his show. “Because I think in this timeline, the Confederacy won.”

Citing Trump’s vow to cut government waste and eliminate “non-essential federal workers,” Colbert questioned whether that meant adviser Kellyanne Conway would soon be out of a job.

Colbert also had something to say about Trump’s plea to ignore “trivial fights,” his vow to prioritize immigrants who can “support themselves” and his promise to “support the victims of crime.”

Check it out in the clip above.

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