After Trump’s successful meeting with the Mexican president on Wednesday, even Trump’s harshest critics had to admit that the optics were unmistakable: Trump looked presidential.
U.S. President shakes hands with Mexican President after productive meeting. pic.twitter.com/PhwWUt46Fn
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) August 31, 2016
“There he was, there was a podium and another president, and A equals B equals si, si, señor, and you could really imagine him doing that again,” said Stephen Colbert.
Besides pretending to choke on the word “presidential” and cutting a few clips out of context, Colbert had no recourse by which to criticize Trump.
“This was excellent optics for the Trump campaign. I cannot imagine the Clinton folks are happy about this,” he said.
He then flashed to a scene from Poltergeist where a girl yells, “WHAT’S HAPPENING?”
What’s happening? Polls are tightening, and Trump’s acting presidential while Hillary hides. Buckle up, Colbert.
@StephenAtHome oh snap! Btw, how did Hillary's trip go?!
— chad dukes (@chaddukes) September 1, 2016
Watch the full clip here: