Wednesday night Late Show host Stephen Colbert busted out his Dick Nixon impression to do a dramatic reading of letters the late President Richard Nixon sent to President-elect Donald Trump — most of which were fake.
As the CBS host noted, Trump has announced that he will be decorating the White House with a personal letter sent to him by the late President in 1987, complimenting him on an appearance on the Phil Donahue Show.
According to Colbert, that was not the only letter the future president received, saying, “We here at the Late Show have obtained from our contacts deep within the national archives a trove of heretofore unreleased correspondence from President Nixon to President Trump. These are “The Nixon/Trump Letters — Volume One.”
With that, Colbert got into character as Trump and read from the collection, with one notable one.
“Dear Donald,” Colbert read in a passable Nixon voice. “Pat and I have followed your campaign closely. How do you keep getting away with this shit? I mean, leaked recordings sunk my reputation, and you talk about grabbing some p*ssy and still get elected? You got some balls, buddy. Sincerely, Richard Nixon’s ghost.”
Watch the video below via CBS:
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.
Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy
"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."
Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why
According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.
As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."