CBS host Stephen Colbert ripped the Trump administration on Friday over President Trump’s response to Alaska Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa MurkowskiGOP senator calls for new rules to more quickly confirm Trump nominees Trump threatens health insurance benefits for lawmakers Colbert compares Trump White House to Goodfellas MORE (R)’s vote against repeal of ObamaCare, comparing it to the mob-movie “Goodfellas.”
Murkowski, who voted against the Senate’s “skinny repeal” bill Friday, had pledged to do so days before. In response to her announcement that she would vote against the bill, Murkowski and fellow Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) were called by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Wednesday, who told them that if
In response to her announcement that she would vote against the bill, Murkowski and fellow Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) were called by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who told them that the Trump administration wouldn’t support key projects in Alaska.
Colbert, a frequent critic of Trump, mocked the exchange.
“Trump sent one of his goons to threaten people who cross him,” Colbert accused. “This administration is like organized crime, except for the organized part.”
“It’s ‘Not Very Good At This, Fellas,'” Colbert joked, showing a mock version of the movie poster for the 1990 mobster hit “Goodfellas.”
“I can’t tell,” he continued. “Is Donald TrumpDonald TrumpChelsea Handler: Trump ‘scares the sh-t out of me’ GOP Senate candidates race to align with Trump Scottish authorities halt Trump golf course project MORE willing to throw an entire state under the bus just because his feelings are hurt?”
“Jimmy, can we look at the White House?” Colbert asked his producer. “Can we zoom in on that flag?”
The camera then zoomed in on the American flag on top of the White House in a picture, which is edited to show one of the stars crossed out with a red “X.”
“Oh, that does not look good,” Colbert joked.
Democrats accused Trump this week of using the Interior Department for “political vendettas” against Alaska’s senators.
“Running a department of the federal government means you serve the American people as a protector of their rights and freedoms,” Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said. “It doesn’t mean you serve the president as a bag man for his political vendettas.”