It’s no surprise Stephen Colbert wasn’t satisfied with President Obama’s State of the Union address. Perhaps worst of all, it got in the way of Colbert’s favorite television show, NCIS: Los Angeles.
“We know this country is in deep trouble, but this clown, to him it’s all a big joke,” Colbert said of Obama, rolling a clip of the president joking about crying over spilled milk.
“Hardy har har,” Colbert said. “While the Jay Leno in Chief was cracking wise, the crime rate in this country is soaring.”
Of course, Obama’s address was only the warm-up to the real State of the Union, Colbert said: the Republican response.
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