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Watch Stephen Colbert Dry Heave Through Trump’s Handling of Iran Crisis

Late Show host struggles to find words for president’s not terrible decision to call off retaliation strike

Stephen Colbert examined President Donald Trump’s nerve-wracking handling of the crisis with Iran, as well as his questionable word choice on Twitter, on The Late Show Monday.

After Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. drone last Wednesday, Trump approved a retaliation strike but called it off at the last possible minute. Colbert fought through a series of dry heaves while trying to commend Trump for doing the right thing, eventually offering this praise: “This is the first thing that Trump has ever ordered that he did not finish.”

Later, Trump tweeted that he called off the strike because he wanted to avoid casualties — a fine sentiment, Colbert noted, though he added he was a bit distracted by Trump’s description of the missiles as “cocked and loaded.”

“The expression is ‘locked and loaded,'” Colbert joked before breaking out his Trump impression: “I’m telling you we were cocked and loaded, we were at DEF-cock Five, about to rain down a little cock and awe — it was just a tiny little mushroom cloud.”



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