After President Trump announced Wednesday morning that the military would no longer allow trans people to serve, Stephen Colbert used his Late Show monologue to blast the president for the tweeted decision.
“I began my day today like I often begin my days by checking Donald Trump’s Twitter feed to see how far the crazy has spread,” Colbert admitted. “And today, I really think he’s off his meds. Because today, he went from crazy to cruel.”
Trump tweeted that the military could not bear the cost of caring for trans people. He ended the tweet by saying, “Thank you.”
“‘Thank you?’” Colbert reacted. “F—k you.”
“Why the hell would he do this? This isn’t even one of his campaign promises,” Colbert remarked. During his campaign last year, Trump tweeted, “Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten our freedoms and beliefs.”
“What the hell does he think the ‘T’ in LGBT stands for? Trump?”