Colbert: Trump’s an Idiot for Basing a Budget on a Two Trillion Dollar Math Error
COLBERT: "Well, President Trump is still on his semester abroad, getting his extra credits. And he might want to stay over there for a while until the firemen can put out his budget proposal. Because not only does nobody like it, but it turns out it has a huge mistake in it. Not the part about cutting funding for cancer research. That's one of his passion projects. It turns out that the entire budget is based on a $2 trillion math error. Yes, that's trillion, with a "T." Now, there's a simple explanation for how this happened: Donald Trump is an idiot. Or-- or-- Or he's lying. Because his budget claims there will be magically $2 trillion of new tax revenue from economic growth when we cut rich people's taxes. It's called trickle down, something we know Trump loves. "