After President Donald Trump’s congratulatory call to Russian President Vladimir Putin for winning his ‘sham’ election, Late Night host Stephen Colbert found levity in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s non-response to the scandal.
“On Sunday, Vladimir Putin won an election rigged to prop up a dangerous strongman who is threatening Western democracy,” the host said.
“That required a strong response,” he continued, “so Donald Trump called him up say ‘atta boy.'”
“A lot of people weren’t happy,” Colbert noted, “that Trump was giving the thumbs-up to a murderous dictator for winning a sham election.”
After playing a clip of the stone-faced bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee’s response when asked about the president’s remarks to Putin, the host mimicked their deer-in-headlights expressions to audience laughter.
“Uhhhh,” he said, before shouting “smoke bomb!” and disappearing into a cloud.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) March 21, 2018