Stephen Colbert on Monday mocked Donald Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia, ridiculing the president’s awkward sword dance and knocking him for laying his hands upon a glowing orb.
Colbert joked that Trump participated in the “Middle East shuffle” when he danced with the Saudis this weekend. “The Late Show” host joked Trump behaved like he was about to see the Genie.
“I’m going to wish for all the wishes,” Colbert said.
The CBS host noted while Trump seemed to have a blast in Saudi Arabia, chief White House strategist Steve Bannon seemed less-than-thrilled to be there.
“These aren’t the kind of men in white robes he’s used to,” Colbert said.
He then turned to Trump “laying hands upon this glowing orb.”
“If I may, you need to work on your ‘not looking like supervillian skills,’” Colbert said.
Watch the video below, via CBS:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) May 23, 2017
Chuck Schumer wants John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney to testify at Trump’s Senate impeachment trial
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants top administration officials to testify in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the United States Senate.
The House of Representatives is expected to pass articles of impeachment on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial in the new year.
"In a letter sent on Sunday evening to McConnell, the majority leader, Schumer says Senate Democrats want to hear testimony from four administration witnesses, including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former national security adviser John Bolton," Politico reported. "There is almost no chance Senate Republicans would vote to subpoena those witnesses without assent from the White House and calling their own preferred witnesses."
Supreme Court timeline on Trump’s taxes gives time for Manhattan prosecutors to file charges: Former US Attorney
Former U.S. Attorney Mimi Rocah tweeted a recent report that the U.S. Supreme Court would be taking up President Donald Trump's case to keep his taxes away from investigators.
That case between Trump and Congress invokes a 1924 law that says the Ways and Means Committee has the authority to seek tax returns. Rocah mocked the president for being "so shady, so corrupt, so unlawful, that you’re willing to fight the release of your tax returns all the way to the Supreme Court."
Trump has spent 50 years trying to live up to his father — now his presidency will forever be stained: MSNBC panelist
Rev. Al Sharpton said during his MSNBC show Sunday that the legacy of impeachment will forever be a stain on President Donald Trump's presidency. While a Democratic strategist pointed to Trump's history of always falling short.
"The fact is I've known Donald Trump for 35 years," Sharpton said during a panel discussion. "Marched on him after the Central Park Five. Had other times he would try to be a Democrat, would come to our National Action Network conventions. One of the things that is core to him is that he's always fought for legitimacy. He was never looked at as a peer by the legitimate business community in New York and around the country. Now for him to be impeached, even if he's not convicted and removed, it gives him the imprimatur from here out that he's illegitimate. There will always be the asterisk on his name that schoolchildren will read. Is this the reason we're seeing 170-some-odd tweets from Mr. Trump that he is feeling at the core that his legitimacy as a president will be permanently stained?"