Everything old is new again, as The Late Show host Stephen Colbert pointed out on Monday.
Donald Trump tweeted on Friday and Saturday that a “new deal” had been reached with Mexico regarding his tariff threats over border security, but Colbert called BS, saying arrangements were already in place.
“According to Donald Trump, Donald Trump was the hero, saving the world’s economy from the clutches of that maniac Donald Trump,” Colbert explained. “But then on Saturday, the New York Times reported that Mexico agreed to take these border actions months before Trump announced the tariff deal.
“So, the threats of tariffs, the negotiations, the deal itself were all fake. It was like some sort of theatre. In this case, The Lyin’ King.” Cue theme song. Read more…