In a hilarious segment, Stephen Colbert parodied Rachel Maddow’s long-winded report on Donald Trump’s tax returns.
Maddow on Tuesday teased the bombshell news that her nightly program “got Trump tax returns,” piquing the interest of political observers. The return ended up being a summary of the president’s 2005 returns, which had been anonymously mailed to investigative journalist David Cay Johnston.
On her eponymous MSNBC show that night, Maddow spoke about the document for more than half her show before finally revealing the substance of it, during which time the Daily Beast published a detailed report on Trump’s 2005 returns.
“I hold in my hands something significant,” Colbert began on Wednesday, dressed in a Maddow-esque black v-neck and blazer. “A joke that we have confirmed has been heard by Donald Trump. We believe this is the first time that any joke heard by Donald Trump has been released.”
“The First Amendment gives us the right to tell this joke,” Colbert said, referencing the White House’s response to Maddow’s tax report, which accused MSNBC of “violating the law” in order to publish the story.
Exaggerating Maddow’s mannerisms and inflections, Colbert continued to poke fun at the MSNBC host before revealing the joke: “Why did the chicken—“
“But first a word on chickens,” Colbert-as-Maddow said.
Watch the video below, via CBS:
Has anything changed since Burning Man’s sex assault and labor issues were exposed?
The last weekend in August marks the start of Burning Man, a week-long, festival in the Nevada desert consisting of freewheeling performance art, fanciful costumes, and a lot of drugs. The anarchic party with more than 50,000 attendees constitutes a pilgrimage for many attendees, lured by the promise of leaving the “default world” behind in exchange for a transformative or even spiritual experience.
Truckers are facing a ‘bloodbath’ in their industry — and it’s turning many in the pro-Trump group against him: report
Truckers are numerous, conservative, and hurting. And despite their widespread support for Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016, a new report from Business Insider suggests the pain in the industry might be turning these workers away from the president.
The political trends in trucking are not insignificant. According to the American Trucking Associations, there were an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in 2018. RTS Financial has found that there are 7.4 million jobs total “tied to the trucking industry.” And Business Insider reported that nearly 90 percent of truckers are registered voters, higher than the general population.
WATCH: Trump’s collusion with Russia is now a topic for impeachment — along with obstruction and racism
President Donald Trump's interactions with Russia are now a topic of the impeachment investigation.
"There was an important development in support for impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives today," MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported Tuesday. "Important both in who the new support comes from and what that support is based on."
"Congresswoman Lauren Underwood of Illinois is one of the freshmen Democrats who flipped a Republican district last year in winning her election. She brings the total number of House Democrats supporting impeachment now to 126 -- a majority of the Democrats' 235 members of the House," he explained.