Stephen Colbert previews Trump’s second impeachment trial

President Donald Trump (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) /

Stephen Colbert says that Super Bowl Sunday offered relief for a country facing a pandemic and the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. But now the Late Show host says it’s time to face reality.

Stephen Colbert’s monologue last night highlighted how watching Tom Brady in the Super Bowl, fans in the crowd, and the Weeknd’s halftime show all seemed normal in these abnormal times. Colbert has been seeking signs of normalcy ever since President Joe Biden was inaugurated.

Monday forced Colbert and the rest of the country to snap out of it. While acknowledging that we’re close to the end of the pandemic, Colbert didn’t sugarcoat the facts or ignore the risks that come with things like maskless crowds celebrating the Super Bowl victory in Tampa.

The new week also brought the start of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The former president contends he did nothing to incite the mob that attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6. Colbert’s monologue previewed the trial and looked at how America has to face reality.

Stephen Colbert admits that he doesn’t miss anything when it comes to covering former President Donald Trump. Whether it’s making fun of Trump’s hands or his “attempts to destroy democracy,” Colbert is very much over it. Look no further than the ongoing censorship of Trump’s name from The Late Show.

But, like the rest of the country, Colbert has to face the reality of another impeachment trial and rehashing what former President Trump did. The Late Show host made the most of it by finding plenty of new material to use against the former president and his legal team.

Stephen Colbert finds his own normal by mocking former President Trump

Stephen Colbert’s monologue tries to match the pettiness he says was in the briefs filed by Donald Trump’s lawyers. Refusing to call Joe Biden the president inspires Colbert to refer to Trump as “former Grimace co-star,” “mail-order meat salesman,” and “failed casino owner.” Colbert doesn’t stop there, mocking former President Trump’s lawyers for the typos in the brief. We all know that spelling was never a priority in the Trump administration.

Colbert doesn’t buy reports that Donald Trump is happier now that he’s out of office and off Twitter. But if that really is the case, the comedian jokes that it’s even more proof that Trump should be convicted at his impeachment trial and banned from ever holding office again. It may be the only time Colbert has prioritized Trump’s happiness. Not exactly the normalcy the Late Show host has been preaching, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

So after taking a brief hiatus from covering Donald Trump nonstop, it looks like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert will return to the subject this week. The impeachment trial is sure to rile up Colbert as Republicans attempt to defend the former president’s abnormal behavior. At least Colbert’s monologues will return to normal.

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