Colbert: Did Donald Trump Just Cover for a Murderous Autocrat? Maybe He Did, Maybe He Didn’t

On The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night, the host’s opening monologue mostly centered on Donald Trump‘s official statement released earlier in the day essentially letting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the hook for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Today, the president also pardoned Saudi Arabia,” said Colbert in the set-up. He gave the background briefly, noting the CIA was about to release a report blaming the Prince and that Trump jumped in front of it to say otherwise. He went through the statement. “It starts out with a calm, reassuring message,” said Colbert, before switching the mock Trump voice to quote the statement. “‘The world is a very dangerous place!'” “It is now! Apparently, you can kill a Washington Post journalist and the president don’t give a damn,” he said, “because Trump’s official presidential decision on who is is to blame for Continue reading "Colbert: Did Donald Trump Just Cover for a Murderous Autocrat? Maybe He Did, Maybe He Didn’t"

The Late Show Opens With Montage of Fox News Hosts Talking Emails… and Then NOT Talking Them

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night opened with a shot at Fox News hosts over how they reacted to the Hillary Clinton email scandal, and how they are reacting to Ivanka Trump‘s. Democrats pounced on the news that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for some messages regarding official government business, quickly referring back to when Hillary Clinton sent classified national security information using an unsecured server and personal email account while Secretary of State. President Donald Trump made a huge issue of it during his campaign, and the chants of “Lock Her Up” have followed at MAGA rallies ever since. The premise of the clip, therefore, is that it’s hypocritical of the administration and their stenographers at Fox News to not be similarly outraged over Ivanka’s transgression. The montage features Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Jeanine Pirro in tirades over Hillary, then cuts to Continue reading "The Late Show Opens With Montage of Fox News Hosts Talking Emails… and Then NOT Talking Them"

WATCH: Fox’s Chris Wallace Offers Hilarious Thanksgiving Family Debate Tips on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

“You may know me from your parents’s TV when you go home to do laundry,” said FOX News Channel anchor Chris Wallace to open a clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Wallace was a guest on the show Monday night, after his big weekend interview with President Donald Trump, and the show released the Thanksgiving skit on Youtube. “Thanksgiving dinner can be a recipe for arguments,” reads the promo, “so we got Fox News anchor, Chris Wallace, to give us some tips for moderating your Turkey Day debates.” “I’m used to moderating presidential debates and political round-tables, but there is nothing more combative than the Thanksgiving dinner table,” says Wallace in the clip. “So I’m here to share my Thanksgiving dinner moderating tips, to keep things from getting too rowdy at this year’s family gathering.” It’s become a political trope in the last few years Continue reading "WATCH: Fox’s Chris Wallace Offers Hilarious Thanksgiving Family Debate Tips on Colbert’s ‘Late Show’"

Colbert Mocks Trump’s Slam on ‘Little Adam Schitt’: ‘What a Miserable Piece of Schiff’

Stephen Colbert kicked off the new week on The Late Show by running through a list of President Trump‘s most roast-able moments throughout the weekend. Of course, there was no way Colbert could pass up a chance to talk about Trump’s very juvenile (accidental?) insult for Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA). There’s been a lot of confusion lately since, as Colbert noted, many people couldn’t tell if Trump made a typo or a deliberate insult yesterday when he referred to the upcoming House Intelligence Committee chair as “Little Adam Schitt.” After Colbert pointed out the flaws in Trump’s broader swipe against Schiff, he delighted in the fact that POTUS’ insult gave him a free pass to say the word “shit” on air, and he decided to take full advantage of it. “Ugh, what a miserable piece of Schiff,” Colbert quipped. “According to network rules, I am only Continue reading "Colbert Mocks Trump’s Slam on ‘Little Adam Schitt’: ‘What a Miserable Piece of Schiff’"

Colbert: Trump Sending Troops to the Border ‘For No Reason,’ Like Paul Revere Shouting ‘The No One Is Coming!’

Last night Stephen Colbert mocked President Donald Trump for sending troops to the border “for no reason” in response to the migrant caravan. Colbert noted that while Trump “mysteriously” stopped tweeting about it after the midterms (though after the taping Trump did tweet again about it last night), thousands of troops have been deployed and will be staying there through Thanksgiving. “So Trump is extending the family separation to the troops,” he added, calling this whole thing a “political stunt.” “The vast majority of the migrants are more than 1000 miles away still, the troops are down there for no reason,” Colbert concluded, comparing Trump to a Paul Revere shouting “The no one is coming! The no one is coming!” You can watch above, via CBS. [image via screengrab]

WATCH: Stephen Colbert Stumps Justice Sonia Sotomayor With Ghostbusters Theme

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is a brilliant legal scholar, a self-avowed avid reader and the author of two new children’s books. She does not, however, have an expert grasp on classic movie themes, or so it seems. During a lighthearted interview that aired on Friday’s episode of The Late Show, Colbert asked the Justice a number of rapid-fire questions. “Is it okay to take a penny if you never leave a penny?” Colbert asked. The Justice ruled no. “Is it ever okay to microwave fish?” he further asked. Sotomayer was quick to rule against that too. Then Colbert asked this: “If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?” Sotomayer repeated Colbert’s question. “If you mean ‘strange’ by dangerous for myself or others, I would call the police,” the Justice reasoned. “What if it was something spooky or otherworldly? Something strange in your Continue reading "WATCH: Stephen Colbert Stumps Justice Sonia Sotomayor With Ghostbusters Theme"

Colbert Mocks Trump’s Policy Time: ‘These are Things Your Brain Should Know’

First, there was executive time at the White House. Now, it seems there is also something called “policy time.” According to Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey, policy time “was installed earlier this year to help him focus on issues. A [Chief of Staff John] Kelly creation. It sometimes goes better than others.” The effort to get Trump to focus on policy was not lost on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which quickly turned policy time into a kindershow complete with a catchy preschool-friendly tune. “Policy time, put down your phone these are things your brain should know,” a sunny voice sings in the clip that aired Wednesday night. “We know you would rather golf.” The scene then moves to giant food trying Continue reading "Colbert Mocks Trump’s Policy Time: ‘These are Things Your Brain Should Know’"