Stephen Colbert's Alter Ego Delivers A Blistering 'Werd' On Donald Trump's Budget

Stephen Colbert's Alter Ego Delivers A Blistering 'Werd' On Donald Trump's Budget

Before Stephen Colbert could get too deep into his monologue Monday, which included analysis on President Trump's budget blueprint that he deemed "so ruthless", he was interrupted by his "conservative pundit colleague" of the same name.

Emerging onto the Late Show stage brandishing his signature Elvish sword, Sting, and Captain America shield, Colbert's right-wing doppelganger launched into a segment of "The Werd", a slightly altered version of the skit he commonly featured on his Comedy Central show.

"Trump's budget is getting heat because its supposedly cruel to old people for no reason", Colbert said, as the words "Screw Unto Others" appeared beside him.

Pointing to Mick Mulvaney, alt-Colbert explained how White House budget director reasoned the Meals on Wheels initiative had to go because it failed to meet its objective.

"I know what you're saying: 'They did meet their objective; they brought food to elderly", he said. "We are literally throwing money down the toilet".

Problem is, this isn't Trumps budget, it's his wish list. Colbert specifically mentioned Meals on Wheels, as many of its groups depend upon community development block grants, which would be eliminated under Trump's budget. "We all know what happens to food after we eat it".