Stephen Colbert Offers Hilarious Proof Trump Is 'at War with Reality'
After briefly congratulating first-time parents George and Amal Clooney, "Late Night" host Stephen Colbert dived head first into the "slightly less important" news of the day: "A top-secret NSA report that detailed Russian hacking days before the 2016 election."
"Come on, Guccifer, that's poor planning," Colbert joked.
He offered a few tips for avoiding future hacks (which unfortunately, were less apparent last November).
"If [a phony email] looks like [it's from] Google, but isn't really, it's either a hacker or Bing," the host joked. "Just stay away from both of them."
According to a report from the Intercept, Russian government hackers were able to hook U.S. government employees with phishing attacks, infecting their devices with potent malware.
"This is how democracy ends, with a fake email sent to the ancient cat lady manning the polling station at your high school gym," lamented Colbert. "So, who really knows who won November 8 now—I mean, other than Vladimir Putin. Now I'm a little rusty on my constitution, but I guess that means: new election?"
The "Late Show" host was eager to remind his audience and the president that the NSA document obtained by the Intercept Monday was not, in any way, "fake news."
"The leaker was immediately arrested," noted Colbert. "The leaker's name, and this is true: Reality Winner. So it's official: The Trump administration is at war with Reality."