'He's like Angry Tinkerbell:' Stephen Colbert explains Trump's backing of social distancing protests

It’s *checks notes* eleventween days into lockdown, and we’re all starting to get, as Stephen Colbert puts it, “a little kooky in the ol’ squirrel cage.” For me, that’s manifesting as a desire to read a lot of murder mysteries. For Colbert, it’s work-drinking and interrogating his teenage son about whether Toni Morrison’s Beloved is funny. For a lot of folks in certain states, it’s glomming onto illogical, heavily astroturfed protests against social distancing measures. 

Colbert pointed out one protester in Washington state carrying a sign reading “Give me liberty or give me COVID-19.” 

“Buddy, you’re in a large crowd, you’re not wearing a mask, you’re not six feet away from people — you might not need to choose.” Read more…

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