Stephen Colbert had fun with President Donald Trump’s Twitter tirade and tried to make sense of his call to Vladimir Putin.
Another Monday means another week of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert catching up with President Donald Trump. The president had a lot to say on Twitter over the weekend which means that Stephen Colbert had a lot to say in response.
While President Trump would certainly like it to, the Russia investigation from Special Counsel Robert Mueller is going away. Trump has pushed back against the idea of Mueller testifying in Congress, claiming that he has been cleared of collusion.
When the president gets this upset you can guarantee that he will use Twitter to express himself. Whether it is the Russia investigation or Saturday Night Live, whatever is getting Trump angry will be the focus of a tweetstorm.
You can also be sure that those tweets will lead Stephen Colbert’s Late Show monologues. Nobody in late night enjoys mocking the president’s use of Twitter like Colbert. So when Trump went off on the Mueller investigation once again, Colbert’s show could practically write itself.
Colbert’s message of “Cry me a river, Don” to President Trump could probably be the tagline of The Late Show. Colbert consistently mocks the president for complaining when things don’t go his way. It’s clear that is the case with the Mueller report which is bringing a smile to Colbert’s face.
Colbert then moved on to another Tweet from President Trump, this time about his phone conversation with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Colbert questions why Trump would make such a call if he actually wanted to distance himself from Russia and the topic of electoral interference.
The clip of Trump quoting Putin as calling the Russia investigation something that started off as “a mountain but ended up being a mouse” resulted in one of the best reaction shots in late night. Credit to Jon Batiste for his especially confused expression.
We’ll have to see how President Trump reacts when and if Robert Mueller does indeed testify. The first place to check will be his Twitter account. And after that, the next best place to turn to will be The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.