Former President Donald Trump shared his thoughts on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine during a phone interview with Fox News. But when Trump became confused over who exactly entered Ukraine, it provided more material for Stephen Colbert‘s monologue.
Unsurprisingly, Trump has not been shy about sharing his thoughts on the crisis in Ukraine or Russia’s actions. He previously praised Russia’s President Vladimir Putin as “savvy” and a “genius” for his actions ahead of the invasion.
Then, he chatted with Fox News host Laura Ingraham once Russian forces entered Ukraine. However, the former president sounded a little confused when he thought that the United States launched an amphibious attack in Ukraine. Trump criticized Ingraham for publicly sharing what he thought were details on a covert military operation.
The problem? Ingraham made it clear that Russia engaged in the assault and that Trump had his facts wrong. The mistake gave Stephen Colbert the perfect opening to land monologue jokes at Trump’s expense.
Stephen Colbert blasts Trump’s continued support of Vladimir Putin
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert spent years dissecting the connections between former President Donald Trump and Russia. Colbert’s jokes about Trump and Vladimir Putin even landed the late-night host in hot water back in 2017.
So it was no surprise to see Colbert’s monologue target the Trump-Putin relationship on the day Russia invaded Ukraine. First, the Late Show host mocked Trump’s remarks at Mar-a-Lago praising Putin’s invasion strategy. Colbert riffed that everything has to be a real estate deal in Trump’s eyes.
Then, Colbert addressed Trump’s odd appearance with Laura Ingraham on Fox News — or “Russian state media,” as Colbert first called it. The comedian joked that Trump had a lot of opinions, but just not a lot of information — a common assessment of the former president from The Late Show.
Ingraham’s efforts to correct Trump by clarifying that Russia, not the U.S., had invaded Ukraine allowed Colbert to remind his audience of the Trump-Russia ties one more time. The host riffed that Trump often gets the U.S. and Russia confused, but knows that he “works for one of them.”
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