• July 19, 2024

Stephen Colbert Chews Apart Trump’s Brazenly Weird New Claim

Stephen Colbert said Donald Trump has put a new spin on his usual fear-mongering about immigrants.

The former president this week claimed that immigrants are coming from “mental institutions and insane asylums” and that Hannibal Lecter ― the cannibalistic serial killer from “Silence of the Lambs” ― is entering the country.

“Did you ever hear of Hannibal Lecter? They’re being dropped into our country. Hannibal Lecter is coming in, lots of them!” Trump told a crowd in New Hampshire.

Colbert mockingly agreed.

“Yes. Hordes of Spanish-speaking Hannibal Lecters are skydiving into our country to steal jobs from hard-working American cannibals,” Colbert said. “I’m sorry, I think your liver should be eaten with fava beans and a nice Chianti, not mole sauce and a Dos Equis.”

See more in his Wednesday night “Late Show” monologue:

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