Stephen Colbert isn’t buying Trump’s new coronavirus tone

Stephen Colbert (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for 2019 Montclair Film Festival )
Stephen Colbert (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for 2019 Montclair Film Festival ) /

Once again broadcasting from home, Stephen Colbert weighed in on the coronavirus response and the Democratic primaries.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is continuing to deliver even in the most uncertain of times. The comedian once again invited viewers into his home as he gave a monologue on the novel coronavirus response, the Democratic primaries, and more.

When fans last saw Stephen Colbert, he was self-isolated in his bathtub. The wise decision was made to cancel in-studio tapings of The Late Show for the safety of the staff and audience. But Colbert decided that the show must go on and, like much of the country, is working from home.

Perhaps Colbert wouldn’t be spending his #QuarantineLife in front of a camera if there wasn’t so much to discuss. At this point, it is unlikely that President Donald Trump can do anything to earn Colbert’s forgiveness for the novel coronavirus response.

That was a major topic in Colbert’s backyard monologue on Tuesday, as was the Democratic primaries that took place across the country. Nobody was safe from Colbert’s fireside burns on a special “Flame Show” edition of The Late Show:

Colbert is less concerned with the outcomes of the primary and focuses more on how the novel coronavirus outbreak has upended everything. Ohio is uncertain when exactly its primary will be held and the always interesting Met Gala has been postponed.

These uncertain times require strong, dependable leadership according to Colbert. But just don’t count the comedian among those impressed with President Trump’s new tone on COVID-19. Tweets are once again used for fodder as Colbert highlights the lack of unity coming from @realdonaldtrump.

Colbert makes sure to remind anyone watching how President Trump responded to the outbreak for weeks. It was called a “hoax,” it was described as under control, and it was suggested that warmer weather in April would wash it away. The Late Show host does not let President Trump get away with saying he always viewed it as an epidemic or took the situation seriously.

This monologue was another impressive and much-appreciated production from The Late Show. Fans should give credit to the entire team who were able to write Colbert’s material, add graphics, and bring in Jon Batiste to make things as normal as possible.

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Where do you think Stephen Colbert’s next monologue will come from? His kitchen? The basement? Stay tuned to find out and keep checking Last Night On for more news, highlights, and updates. For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.