Former President Donald Trump continues to make headlines this week — and Stephen Colbert continues to make jokes at Trump’s expense. The latest Late Show monologue responded to the former president’s new conspiracy theory and reports on growing tension between him and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Earlier this week, it was reported that President Trump asked if federal agencies could investigate Saturday Night Live and late night TV hosts in retaliation for teasing him. Hosts like Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel fired back even as Trump denied the reports.
Trump’s rebuttal of the report came as he also appeared to perpetuate another election conspiracy theory. The former president suggested he’ll be back in the White House in “2024 or before,” a phrase Colbert notes is popular among QAnon followers.
In more bad news for Trump, it was reported that his daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner are attempting to distance themselves from him. Colbert’s monologue covered the story from there:
Stephen Colbert says it’s ‘2021 and done’ for Donald Trump
Most people took Donald Trump’s denial that he wanted comedians investigated to be proof that the story was true. Trump’s statement made a point to call out Alec Baldwin’s SNL impression. Colbert joked that the quality of a Trump impression is irrelevant as his terrible take still managed to win The Late Show a Peabody Award.
Colbert wasn’t done with Trump, however. The late night host pushed back on Trump’s suggestion that the 2020 election could still be overturned and reinstate the 45th president. The “2024 or before” idea represents the latest election conspiracy theory to come out of the MAGAverse. But Colbert has his own motto: “2021 and done.”
The Late Show monologue then moved on to reports that Trump’s constant complaints have encouraged Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to distance themselves from the former president. The story gave Colbert the chance to take another shot at Trump’s affection for his daughter. But the real punchline came at Kushner’s expense. In response to reports on Kushner’s seven-figure book deal, Colbert said the book would be a lot like Jared: “glossy and no spine.”
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