On Wednesday, President Donald Trump surprised everyone when he announced via Twitter that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the United States military.
Later that same night, late show hosts across networks addressed the ban. Stephen Colbert said of Trump: “Today he went from crazy to cruel.”
Colbert also noted Trump’s own history with the U.S. military isn’t so noble.
TONIGHT: The President's morning tweets are often crazy, but seldom as cruel as the pronouncement he made this morning. #LSSC pic.twitter.com/196q1P6Uo6
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) July 27, 2017
“This is what really stings: They are being rejected by a rich guy who during Vietnam side-stepped the draft with four deferments and a medical disqualification for bone spurs in his foot.”