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Hours later, Late Show host Stephen Colbert took the president to task for “repealing the environment,” and specifically mocked Trump’s promise to deliver on “clean coal.”
“I know clean coal sounds like an oxymoron, but so does ‘President Trump,'” he said, prompting loud cheers from the audience.
Colbert then turned to a special guest to provide a succinct summary of the controversial order: “You are not legally required to give a hoot, so go pollute.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump moved to effectively erase Barack Obama’s record on climate change, by signing an executive order to roll back federal regulations aimed at protecting the environment and curb the effects of global warming.
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Stephen Colbert Ridicules Donald Trump’s Push For ‘Clean Coal’
“I know clean coal sounds like an oxymoron, but so does President Trump,” Colbert said.
The “Late Show” host mocked the president’s insistence that his push for so-called “clean coal” would have no negative effect on the environment.
Trump claims his rollback of Obama’s environmental protections won’t hurt the earth, but nature begs to differ.
#LSSC pic.twitter.com/pDjjC1Jn8z — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 29, 2017To further highlight the absurdity of Trump’s claim, Colbert referenced his (fake) high school girlfriend who “worked with clean coal in the clean mines.”“She told me that they mine the clean coal and put it on that silver-bullet train and then they sent it to Narnia where the Keebler Elves use it to power the pump on the fountain of youth,” Colbert said.
As it stated in During Tuesday’s Late Show, host Stephen Colbert weighed in, slamming the president’s emphasis on clean coal.
Climate change was a hot topic on Tuesday with the release of the first trailer for An Inconvenient Sequel and Donald Trump signing an executive order that will radically alter how the U.S. approaches global warming.
“I know clean coal sounds like an oxymoron, but so does President Trump,” he deadpanned.
After further mocking the idea of clean coal with references to the Keebler elves and Narnia, Colbert went to a special correspondent to comment on companies no longer needing to consider climate change when making business decisions.
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