- “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”/CBS; YouTube
Stephen Colbert cited a report that President Donald Trump needed some cheering up and wanted to help.
In the midst of the Republican healthcare plan facing an uphill climb in the House, and many concerns over his wiretapping claims, Politico reported that the judicial blocking of his revised travel ban broke Trump’s spirits. In response, White House officials tried to brighten the president’s mood by showing him a Fox News segment arguing that the Supreme Court would never uphold the decisions.
“They treat the president the same way you treat a five-year-old throwing a tantrum,” Colbert said on Wednesday’s episode of CBS’s “Late Show.” “‘Honey, calm down. Look, look, we’ve got “Frozen.” We’ve got the CD for “Frozen.” Let’s put that in there. Now please, let it go!'”
Nevertheless, Colbert felt he could assist the staffers in helping out Trump.
“If positive coverage helps calm down the big, angry man with the launch codes, I say do it,” the host said. “That’s why I had the ‘Late Show’ in-house news team, ‘Real News Tonight,’ make a new report that the White House can play at any time.”
Watch Colbert’s complimentary fake newscast for Trump below: