Stephen Colbert fact-checks Trump’s backward pants

Former President Donald Trump recently made his first public appearance outside of Mar-a-Lago since leaving the White House. It wasn’t without scandal or controversy as Trump faced accusations that he wore his pants backward. The Late Show with Stephen Colbert returned just in time to investigate.

Trump appeared at the North Carolina Republican Party State Convention on June 5. It marked the first time he’s been seen outside of Florida since losing the election to President Joe Biden.

The speech was a Trump classic, filled with self-congratulatory remarks, complaints about critics and opponents, and a loyal audience. But on Twitter, some people suggested that Trump’s suit pants were on backward.

This led to a number of theories on why. It turned into the perfect story for Stephen Colbert to cover in The Late Show‘s first day back after a week-long hiatus:

Stephen Colbert discovers Donald Trump’s pants were not on backward

Stephen Colbert typically celebrates any moment that brings embarrassment or a reason to mock former President Donald Trump. It’s part of the reason Trump’s name is censored from The Late Show and Colbert uses insults crowdsourced from fans to reference the former president.

Unfortunately for Colbert, the truth brought an abrupt end to the jokes. Fact-checkers determined that Donald Trump’s pants were on correctly throughout his appearance in North Carolina.

But even in acknowledging that Trump wore his pants the right way, Colbert managed to get in a dig at the former president and his supporters. The Late Show host feigned shock at the news that something on the internet wasn’t true. Given how quickly conspiracy theories and false information seem to spread among Trump’s supporters, it’s hard not to say Colbert connected some dots.

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