The Late Show with Stephen Colbert returned Monday night to laugh at President Donald Trump’s UK visit.
Stephen Colbert returned from a week long vacation to catch up with President Donald Trump’s own trip out of the country. The president’s visit to the UK provided just the material needed for The Late Show to start the week off strong.
Any time that President Trump leaves the country for an official visit, the U.S. seems to be on edge. It is no secret that the president prefers to stay home and more specifically at a home that he owns. Yet duty requires him to meet with world leaders on foreign soil and sometimes things can get a little awkward.
Awkwardness can be heightened when the British royal family is involved. With so much tradition, ceremonies, and protocol involved in events like a state visit, there is extra attention on anything that looks out of place. For Stephen Colbert, President Donald Trump was the definition of “out of place” while in the UK.
The Late Show was off last week which meant that Stephen Colbert missed out on discussion some pretty big stories. Fans didn’t get a chance to hear Colbert react to Robert Mueller’s public statement, for example. So Colbert and his writers were probably very excited knowing they could kick off Monday night’s show by talking about President Trump in Great Britain.
And even so, Colbert couldn’t cover every story and controversy that came from Trump’s trip. There was no mention of the Twitter insult Trump hurled at London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The same goes for the protests around London coinciding with Team Trump’s arrival.
You could tell early in the monologue that Colbert was happy his break was over. Being in the Ed Sullivan Theater making from of President Trump looks to be Colbert’s happy place. It’s a big reason why The Late Show captured the late night crown during the past season.
The president’s visit allowed Colbert to hit on all his favorite topics: Trump the misogynist, Trump the liar, Ivanka and Jared Kushner don’t belong, Trump’s hair, and Steve Mnuchin. All those setups came from one day of Trump overseas.
President Donald Trump has a busy travel schedule in place for June. He is set to visit Ireland, France, South Korea and Japan. He will (hopefully) be very busy all month. That also means that The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will be very busy keeping up with every step and every word from the president.