“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert couldn’t stop mocking the Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and the Democratic leaders.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attempted to get the president to have their arguments in private, but Trump wanted the “transparency,” he said. Pelosi explained she didn’t want to contradict the president of the United States in the Oval Office live in front of the public. She later said it might be embarrassing for the president and she and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wanted to save him from it. It didn’t work as Trump decided to go another route.
Colbert explained that the fight today was over the funding for the border wall, which Trump said would be paid for by Mexico. He’s also said that the wall is already being built, yet, he simultaneously needs money to build it.
He played the clip of Trump striking back when suddenly he heard his name mentioned. Pelosi had called it the “Trump Shutdown” if the government is closed because Trump is demanding is border wall funding.
“What?!” Colbert exclaimed pretending to be Trump. “I’m sorry what? Did you say Trump?”
He noted that it’s like Trump is Alexa and only comes to life when he hears his name. But Colbert couldn’t stop laughing when Trump decided he wanted all of the credit for the government shutdown.
“OK, I will take all the blame for the shutdown, but first, let me just spray paint my initials on the bow of the S.S. Republican Party before I drive it over a waterfall.”
The most brutal takedown, however, came when Nancy Pelosi said that Trump’s border wall seems like a compulsion with him as if it’s a part of his identity.
“This wall thing, it’s like a manhood thing with him — as if manhood can be associated with him,” Pelosi said in passing.
With a series of “Ohhhhhh” and “OUCH” exclamations regarding Pelosi’s sick burn, Colbert realized that could be the reason the president is so obsessed with having it built.
“So the wall is a metaphor for his manhood? No wonder he’s having a problem erecting it,” Colbert concluded.
Watch the full clip below:
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