Stephen Colbert Has Compiled the Very Best Headlines from the Donald Jr. Email Scandal
Donald Trump Jr. suddenly finds himself at the center of the Russian collusion scandal, and Stephen Colbert is relishing every minute of it.
"Yesterday Donald Trump Jr. released emails explicitly detailing an invitation by the Russian government to collude, and his enthusiastic acceptance, 'I love it!'" the "Late Show" host opened Wednesday.
Colbert then presented viewers with a "bouquet of early blooming headlines" to give a "sense of the fallout" since the story broke.
"'The White House is paralyzed,'" Colbert read. "And I'm pretty sure Trumpcare does not cover that."
"Here's another headline," he continued. "The White House is facing a category 5 hurricane."
"And remember," Colbert added, "Republican presidents have a spotty track record when it comes to dealing with hurricanes," an reference to George W. Bush's handling of Katrina.
Of course, those stories appeared in CNN and the Washington Post respectively. Trump-friendly media have been distinctly more forgiving.
"How about hearing from someone on their side, try the New York Post? 'Donald Trump, Jr. is an idiot,'" Colbert read.
"Keep in mind," he added, "They are defending him, because the alternative to 'idiot' is inmate and it's hard to argue that point."