Some embarrassing calls President Donald Trump made to other foreign leaders have leaked, so Stephen Colbert made sure to highlight them.
Another day, another Donald Trump lie. Are they even counting as headlines anymore at this point?
Last night on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert didn’t waste any time getting to Donald Trump in his new monologue. Trump never ceases to provide material for Colbert, and this time it was concerning some phone calls Trump made to many foreign leaders. Apparently, two of those phone calls didn’t go very well, as leaked documents suggest.
Colbert talks about how in the first week of Trump’s presidency, Trump made phone calls to world leaders all over the planet. First, after talking to the president of Mexico, Trump boldly declared Mexico was paying for the border wall after hanging up. Colbert jokes that their response to that was essentially, “What you talkin’ about, Willis?”, but spoken in Spanish.
Well, as of yesterday, The Washington Post posted full transcripts of this and Trump’s call to the leader of Australia. In the Mexican call, Trump is told flat out that Mexico will not pay for the wall. Frustrated, Trump demands that he not say that to the media, even if it’s true. “The press is going to go with that and I cannot live with that,” he is quoted as saying.
Trump made several other embarrassing comments in the call. This includes claiming that he won New Hampshire because the states is a “drug-infested den”. Making fun of Americans to the Mexican president surely isn’t going to go over well. “You have to love all the states equally, even if one of them is Eric,” Colbert jokes, comparing being the president to parenthood.
Colbert moves on to the Australian phone call, which had previously been reported to have been heated. At the time, Trump denied those claims, but this new transcript shows different. Apparently, Trump went off on the Australian Prime Minister for working with Obama to take refugees in from Australia. To that, Trump actually claimed, “I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country.”
To that, Colbert can’t even figure out what Trump is trying to say. Is he saying he’s a good person, but he wants to keep people out? Or, is he the best at keeping people out? Either way, it was a pretty idiotic thing to say.
You can watch the monologue in the YouTube video below, thanks to CBS.
Colbert will no doubt have more to say the next time he’s doing a monologue! Be sure to watch new episodes of The Late Show weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS!