“We just returned from a two-week break and I didn’t watch any news. How’s Kirsten Gillibrand doing?” Colbert jokingly asked the studio audience.
“Really, she’s out?” he responded to his own question. “Well, just more votes for Jay Inslee.” (The Washington governor also dropped out).
Colbert then turned his attention to President Trump’s seemingly endless stream of tweets about Hurricane Dorian. After looking at Trump’s Twitter feed over the weekend, Colbert concluded — it was all over the place.
“He pelted the American public with 122 tweets, including dozens of updates about the storm, mixed in with comments about the trade war with China, complaints about James Comey, and his annoyance with the actress Debra Messing,” the comedian said while appearing exasperated.
Striking a more serious tone, Colbert urged the audience to remember the people in the Bahamas.
According to The Associated Press, Dorian has claimed at least seven lives there and left “utter devastation.” The storm — now downgraded to a Category 2 — could skip over Florida, but will likely get dangerously close to Georgia and South Carolina near the end of the week.
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