3. Trump wants to out the whistleblower, interrogate Adam Schiff
You didn’t think that only one slide would be dedicated to conspiracy theories and Twitter meltdowns, did you? If so, then you weren’t paying attention in 2019 or keeping up with Stephen Colbert’s monologues.
Like the last entry, this one from Sept. takes aim at President Trump’s questionable state of mind during the build up to impeachment. It came as President Trump was giving attention to shady Twitter accounts and making demands that had no legal basis.
Among those demands was his desire to meet face-to-face with the whistleblower who brought attention to his infamous Ukraine call. The fact that the whistleblower was protected by federal law didn’t seem to bother President Trump. And as Colbert said, he was in favor of President Trump meeting his accuser as long as it was in court.
Colbert also covers the “feud” between President Trump and Representative Adam Schiff. Representative Schiff has made multiple appearances on The Late Show and clearly has Colbert’s attention. The same can’t be said for President Trump and his attacks on Representative Schiff did little to change Colbert’s mind.
So just as we saw Colbert genuinely shocked by the President’s behavior, this monologue shows us that the Late Show host could just as easily be amused by certain behaviors. With the writing on the wall for impeachment and President Trump in panic mode, Colbert had a little extra pep in his step for this monologue.