Stephen Colbert kicked off the feast-centric holiday week by giving thanks for his bread and butter: President Donald Trump. OK, no big news there, but his Late Show monologue on CBS tonight had an entire MAGA-fied weekend to dissect, meaning the writers probably had to cut at least a few minutes’ worth of jokes.
The presidential Saturday was highlighted — if that’s the right word — by a trip to California to inspect the awful damage from a week-plus worth of horrific wildfires. Trump + unspeakable tragedy + California = Colbert fodder. It’s a can’t-miss.
To wit: There’s footage of a reporter asking Trump if the wildfires change his opinion about climate change. He said — and we’re not making this up, look at the video — “No. No. I have a strong opinion. I want great climate.” Maybe that explains why he spends so much time at Mar-a-Lago in South Florida. Might be best to do so now before it’s known just as Mar. Or Lago.
And when the compounder-in-chief twice referred to the devastated town of Paradise as “Pleasure” — well, we won’t spoil the pretty darn good gag; check it out below. Also note the latest example of Trump’s habit of using “or” to correct himself, therefore not showing weakness by admitting he was wrong. Or something.
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Colbert also announced that Michelle Obama will be on his show November 30. Check out both clips below:
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