Stephen Colbert diagrammed Donald Trump’s speeches about Muslims following the Orlando shooting, and there were some serious implications behind the laughs. Trump spoke out against Muslims following the massacre, saying as president he would ban all immigrants from countries that breed terrorists, and even implied that Muslims in America are harboring terrorists.
“This whole speech, with its nativism, its fear-mongering, and especially its self-aggrandizing in the face of tragedy, feels like a new low,” Colbert said. “It makes me long for the days when Trump was just bragging about the size of his penis.”
Trump also implied that Obama was implicit in the attack or that he was a terrorist sympathizer, repeatedly saying “something’s going on,” and that he would “let people figure it out.”
“Let the people figure it out. He’s just going to give you clues, like the $100,000 Pyramid. Your clues are ‘Obama’ and ‘something going on,'” the Colbert said, before answering, “What my racist aunt would say at a picnic!”
To get to the bottom of Trump’s comments, Colbert brought out a chalkboard and tried to connect the keywords. With just a few lines, the connection proved to be a swastika. Take what you will from that.
“No, no, no, no, no, no, that can’t be it. There’s got to be a simpler answer,” said Colbert, as he erased the swastika and drew an asshole instead.