In the past 13 months, since it was first revealed that Donald Trump had stolen top-secret documents from the White House, we have been bombarded with a barrage of additional details about the breach – each seemingly more devastating than the last.
When Stephen Colbert learned more than a year ago that the former president believed he had the power to declassify documents with his mind, he laughed a bit when the news broke. The Late Show The host seems positively unsettled by the recent revelation that Trump shared information about US nuclear submarines with Australian billionaire Anthony Pratt.
“Thanks to Special Counsel Jack Smith’s case, we now know how much [Trump] “I loved showing guests at Mar-a-Lago our secrets,” Colbert said Monday.
Colbert assumed that Trump had leaked some top-secret information to Pratt because he “heard the guy was from down under and thought, ‘That’s where the subs are.’
Although it was reported that Trump spat out the exact number of nuclear warheads our submarines can carry and how close any of those ships can get to a Russian submarine without being detected, it’s not even that , which scares Colbert. What scares him is Pratt himself: “Oh my Lord!” was Colbert’s first reaction when he saw a photo of Trump and Pratt standing side by side. “It looks like they did it [Pratt’s] Hair out of Trump’s face and Trump’s hair out be Face.”
Pratt also happens to be a Mar-a-Lago member and according to Pratt about Colbert:
“One night down at the club, the former president started spilling our national secrets after Pratt told Trump he thought Australia should start buying its submarines from the United States.”
Which, according to Colbert, gave a different twist to the events in question. “Trump just sealed the deal,” he said. “Following the old sales mantra: ABC – Always compromise national security.”
Even more frustrating for the host was that Trump didn’t demand anything in return for spreading hot rumors: “You can’t just give away our secret secrets without trading some of Australia’s secret secrets.” Like how they make the flowering onions. Every petal is fried to perfection! Why doesn’t it clump?”