Colbert Brutally Mocks Pence’s Space Force Speech: ‘We Choose to Go to the Moon…to Distract from Robert Mueller’

Stephen Colbert used his latest monologue to ridicule President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their efforts to build hype for a “Space Force.” The Late Show host cut right to the chase on Thursday night and dove into Trump’s “boldest idea that he got from a Buzz Lightyear happy meal toy.” He spoke of how the idea of a Space Force is “dumb” when NASA already exists, and he asked Trump to “please wait until NASA finds life before you try to kill it.” As Colbert moved onto Pence’s widely-mocked speech to the Defense Department, he imagined what it would’ve been like if John F. Kennedy used his famous “we choose to go to the moon” speech in the context of the Trump era.
“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are but to distract from Robert Mueller. Witch hunt!”

After pretending to fly a jet pack and contrasting Pence’s remarks with Trump’s recent “space force all the way” tweet, Colbert topped it off by presenting a few ideas of his own since the administration is asking the public to vote on a new Space Force insignia. Watch above, via CBS. [Image via screengrab] — —
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