- Stephen Colbert ripped into Trump’s first State of the Union in a live broadcast following the speech on Tuesday night.
- The “Late Show” host joked on a variety of topics including Trump’s continued interest in “beautiful, clean coal.”
Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” went live for the first time in nearly a year following President Trump’s first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night.
Trump’s speech clocked in at around 90 minutes, and the “Late Show” host opened his show with a 14-minute monologue ripping into Trump’s policy stances in the speech, and various aspects of the event.
Noting that First Lady Melania Trump took a separate vehicle to the speech, Colbert quipped, “Apparently, [she] didn’t want anything from the Burger King drive-thru.”
In the speech, Trump addressed some of the tragedies and natural disasters that have occurred over his tenure, saying, “We have endured floods, and fires and storms.” Colbert added to the list, “and Stormys,” in reference to Trump’s alleged affair with and reported $130,000 payout to the porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump: “We have endured floods, and fires and storms.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 31, 2018
Colbert went on to play a clip of Trump touting the end of “the war on beautiful, clean coal,” to which Colbert added, in a mock-Trump voice, “If I weren’t burning coal, I might be dating it.”
Toward the end of the monologue, Colbert blasted Trump’s assertion that his administration has “sought to restore the bonds of trust between our citizens and their government.”
“Well, better luck next year,” Colbert joked.
Watch the monologue below: