WATCH: Colbert Roundly Mocks Cash-Strapped Trump Campaign
"Late Show" host Stephen Colbert was mystified Monday when the Federal Election Commission announced how much cash both presumptive nominees, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, have on hand, because the difference—Clinton’s $41 million to Trump’s $1.3 million—is staggering.
“I can’t believe Trump has so little cash!” exclaimed Colbert. “I always knew those huge skyscrapers were overcompensating for something in his pants. I just never imagined it was his wallet."
To put this in perspective, Trump’s campaign has less money than the "Veronica Mars" movie raised on Kickstarter.
“Donald Trump is so broke, he’s had to stop feeding his hairpiece. He sent it to a farm upstate,” Colbert joked.
One reflection of the Trump campaign's impoverishment: his total number of paid staffers is a tenth of Hillary Clinton’s.
"In fact, $1.3 million isn’t even enough to afford a 1 bedroom apartment in Trump’s own building," Colbert pointed out.
It's true. According to City Realty, a 1 bedroom apartment in Trump Tower costs upwards of $2 million.
“Not that he would want it — I hear the landlord is a jerk,” Colbert mused.
Another comparison: In 2012, Obama and Romney both spent over $1 billion.
“But Trump only has $1 million," Colbert repeated, rounding off a few hundred thousand. "That is a thousand times less than he needs.”