Watch Colbert deconstruct Trump’s Puerto Rico death-toll conspiracy theory | Advertising

During his opening “Late Show” monologue Thursday night, Stephen Colbert took on President Trump’s astonishingeven by Trump standardstweets about the 2017 hurricane-related death toll in Puerto Rico. (The clip abovetitled “This Tweet Trumps All Other Horrible Trump Tweets” for the show’s YouTube channelshould automatically start at that portion of the monologue, but if not you can manually skip ahead to the 1:28 mark.)

“Now, you know, folks, if you the show,” Colbert says, “we kid the president about being a terrible person. But… in reality, it is much worse.” Colbert then goes on to read Trump’s Thursday back-to-back tweets in which he claims that Democrats simply made up the Puerto Rico death toll to make Trump look bad:

Colbert, still doing his Trump impression, extrapolates from that “I love Puerto Rico!” closer by saying, “Yes, yes, you’re my favorite bunch of lying, ungrateful fake dead people. I like Puerto Ricans who don’t die!”

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