Keegan-Michael Key, a.k.a. President Obama’s “anger translator” Luther, has a few choice words about President Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act

By Oliver Gettell
July 19, 2017 10:57 AM
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Keegan-Michael Key during Monday's July 18 2017 show. Photo: Scott Kowalchyk/CBS ©2017CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Former President Barack Obama has made few public statements since Donald Trump’s inauguration, and those he has issued have been marked by his characteristically measured tone.

But on Tuesday’s episode of The Late Show, Stephen Colbert called in the one man who knows how to read between the lines: Keegan-Michael Key, a.k.a. Obama’s “anger translator” Luther.

Reprising his memorable Key & Peele character, Key breathed fiery life into Obama’s recent Facebook post about President Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace his signature domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act.

Last month Obama wrote, “Simply put, if there’s a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family — this [replacement] bill will do you harm.”

As Luther, Key was a bit more animated: “Come on, people!” he shouted, widening his eyes and rising from his seat. “Trumpcare?! More like ‘Trump don’t care!’ I’m talking about Don T. Care — don’t care!”

Watch the full Luther translation below.

The Late Show airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.