Stephen Colbert: Trump administration was worse than imagined

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images) /

It has been nearly three months since former President Donald Trump left office but we’ve learned more about his administration in that time. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert introduced its new segment “Exactly What You Thought But Worse Than You Imagined” to cover the new details.

It’s difficult to believe that anything President Trump did in office could surprise Stephen Colbert given how diligently the Late Show host covered the White House. Every scandal, no matter how big or small, found its way into a Stephen Colbert monologue.

One of the biggest stories during the Trump administration was allegations and evidence of Russian interference in the U.S. election. The former president dismissed it as a “hoax” and a “witch hunt” but analysis showed that Russia was actively working to get Donald Trump elected.

Now, a new report indicates that Russia had the same plan for 2020. As Stephen Colbert explained, it was the Trump administration that was the weak link in America’s defense against this election interference.

Stephen Colbert looks back at the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin relationship

When President Joe Biden was elected and inaugurated, Stephen Colbert heralded it as a “return to normalcy.” The Late Show host saw another sign things were back to normal in the White House when President Biden rebuked and condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Colbert highlights how this stands in stark contrast to how former President Donald Trump acted towards Putin. The late night host constantly called out Trump’s praise and defense of Putin, even taking things to the extreme in one of Colbert’s most controversial moments on The Late Show.

The Late Show‘s new segment focuses on reports that Russian propaganda against Joe Biden was openly accepted by Trump’s allies during the 2020 election. Specifically, Rudy Giuliani, Representatives Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes, and Fox News host Sean Hannity are named as helping spread Russian disinformation. Colbert collectively refers to the group as “useful idiots.”

Colbert sums up the severity of this issue and why it’s worse than anyone could have imagined. He closes out the segment with this:

"So why is this worse than you imagined? Because Jim Jordan, Devin Nunes, and other ‘stop the steal liars’ like Senator Ron Johnson were in our Capitol parroting the propaganda of our sworn enemy."

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