President Trump released his budget plan this week, and critics were quick to point out that the plan slashed funding for benefits like Medicaid that Trump’s own supporters rely on. Stephen Colbert used his monologue on Tuesday’s Late Show to lampoon the president for betraying those who voted him into office.
The budget is titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness.” “What he’s building that on?” Colbert asked. “It turns out he’s building that foundation out of the ground-up bones of poor people, because this budget cuts things like the food stamp program SNAP and the children’s health insurance program CHIP. So he’s cutting SNAP and CHIP, to which America’s children replied, ‘STOP!’ and ‘HELP!’”
“I know this is an unpopular position these days, but I believe children should go to the doctor and eat,” Colbert remarked.
“The whole thing is particularly cruel to one minority group: Trump’s voters,” he said. “Because the president’s budget hits his own voters the hardest, taking aim at the social safety net on which many of them rely. It’s all there on Trump’s new hat: Make the Poor Live on Squirrel Meat Again.” Watch the clip for more.