Colbert Compares Trump to a Butterfly: They are Both ‘Fragile Creatures’ With ‘Paper-Thin Skin’

Posted on February 14, 2019 12:27 am

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On Wednesday, The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert compared President Donald Trump to a butterfly except, he noted, butterflies get past their “larval” stage.

It came during talk of how the National Butterfly Center is trying to stop federal officials from building a border wall across their land.

“The actual problem isn’t for the butterflies, of course. It’s for the people who work to preserve them on their southern migratory route, because the wall would cut the 100-acre property in two, with as much as 70% of the land inaccessible,” Colbert explained. “And the people at the butterfly center say they’ve