Donald Trump seems pretty proud of his plan for peace which involves trying to “out-crazy” Kim Jong Un, but Stephen Colbert had some jokes about it.
Last night on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert took a moment to praise the good news about North Korea releasing hostages safely to the United States. Considering what else could have happened, it was an incredible moment to see as it played out on television. Of course, however, Donald Trump couldn’t help but make things awkward.
With the freed hostages next to him, Trump literally thanked Kim Jong Un for being “excellent” to them. “He wasn’t excellent to them,” Colbert points out. “And you know the hint that he wasn’t? They look happy to be with you.” Colbert chuckles as he points out that you don’t need to negotiate the release of people from an excellent situation.
Trump also mentions how he didn’t think this outcome was going to happen, but frankly, it did – leading Colbert to joke about us thinking the same thing about Trump becoming president. But no speech would be complete without a brag about ratings, leading to the president to claim he just broke the 3 a.m. ratings record.
But what gets to Colbert most of all is the way some are giving credit to Trump’s plan to “out-crazy” North Korea. Even Trump himself is in on it, bragging about how unpredictable he is because “nobody knows” what he’s going to do next. “Least of all, me,” Colbert imitates in his best Trump impression.
You can watch the monologue in the YouTube video below.
Colbert will always be there every step of the way to poke fun at the president’s gaffes. He’s got to be one of the biggest thorns in Trump’s side, but with ratings only rising, the commander-in-chief better get used to it. For more, tune in when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.