Comedian Stephen Colbert has spent the last two years hilariously mocking Donald Trump, but now the “Late Show” host is trolling Trump by announcing his candidacy for president on Russian television.
Colbert told his Twitter followers Thursday that he was “on assignment” in Russia.
“Don’t worry, Mr. President. I’m in Russia. If the ‘tapes’ exist, I’ll bring you back a copy!” Colbert tweeted at the new president.
According to the Daily Beast, Colbert appeared on Evening Urgent, a late-night talk show in Russia. He joined Ivan Urgant for a game of “Russian roulette,” but used vodka shots and pickles instead of weapons. Colbert made a toast with each drink.
“To the beautiful and friendly Russian people,” Colbert said, taking his first shot. “I don’t understand why no members of the Trump administration can remember meeting you.”
After a short break, Colbert took another shot. His comment this time went a little bit further.
“I am here to announce that I am considering a run for president in 2020, and I thought it would be better to cut out the middleman and just tell the Russians myself,” he said. “If anyone would like to work on my campaign in an unofficial capacity, please just let me know.”
The third shot, Colbert gave a toast indicative of a strong leader. “A strong America! A strong Russia!”
Colbert ran for President of South Carolina once before as his alter-ego but his campaign didn’t go beyond that primary.
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Trump campaign mocked after unveiling new red hats: ‘Do you have arm bands as well?’
President Donald Trump's 2016 "Make America Great Again" hats have been replaced with new "Keep America Great" hats.
Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale modeled one of the hats on Twitter.
Here is some of what people were saying:
Here I made an arm band design for you pic.twitter.com/inTyqVi2wo
— Christopher Goodwin (@LazarusLeBaron) August 25, 2019
‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism
An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump's "genuinely dangerous levels" of authoritarianism on Saturday.
Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief's "Social Dominance Orientation" -- and warned it will not end well.
Neiwert is the author of the 2017 book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.
Here is the thread he posted:
‘The Mooch’ attended Biden fundraiser in the Hamptons — because Trump ‘has lost his mind’
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci attended a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.
CBS News reporter Ben Mitchell posted a photo of Scaramucci at the event, and subsequently interviewed "The Mooch."
Scaramucci said he was still a registered Republican, but added that Trump "has lost his mind."