Stephen Colbert breaks down Donald Trump Jr.’s texts on the election

Donald J. Trump Jr. (Photo by Eva Marie Uzcategui/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump Jr. found himself back in the news over the weekend after it was revealed he texted former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ideas on how to overturn the 2020 election. Stephen Colbert‘s monologue examined the texts and what it means for Team Trump.

According to texts obtained by the January 6 committee and reported by CNN, Donald Trump Jr. told Meadows that there were “multiple paths” to keeping President Donald Trump in office for a second term.

Don Jr.’s ideas were very similar to the plans carried out by prominent Trump supporters after the election and before January 6. However, those ideas were largely based on conspiracy theories or had no legal foundation to stand on.

Stephen Colbert’s monologue on Monday night tried to make sense of Don Jr.’s texts. The Late Show host joked that left-field ideas coming from President Trump’s son aren’t anything new.

Stephen Colbert mocks Donald Trump Jr.’s failed attempt to keep Trump in office

One would think that overturning a federal election would require high-level planning and brilliant criminal minds. So when things were left up to Rudy Giuliani, the MyPillow Guy, and others, it’s easy to see why the whole thing failed.

Stephen Colbert is ready to add Don Jr. to that list of criminal not-so-masterminds. He mocks Trump Jr. for openly discussing how to overturn the election in a text to Mark Meadows, rather than trying to disguise the message through emojis.

Colbert’s monologue continued, calling out Don Jr.’s text asking Meadows to show his plan to everyone who needs to see it. The comedian joked that now everyone has seen it, including the FBI.

What consequences, if any, Donald Trump Jr. will face for these texts remains to be seen. Expect to hear more on this story from Colbert in the coming weeks.

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