Stephen Colbert Has an Idea Why the Japanese First Lady Snubbed Trump at the G20 Dinner
Nearly six months into his presidency, Trump welcomed reporters from the "failing" New York Times to the Oval Office for an exclusive interview.
"First, Trump talked about Senate Republicans who are on the fence about supporting his health care bill," opened "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday.
"We have some meetings scheduled today," noted Trump. "I think we have six people who are really sort of O.K. They are all good people. We don’t have bad people. I know the bad people. Believe me, do I know bad people."
But that baffling assertion wasn't even the weirdest part of Trump's talk with the Times.
"Trump [also] finally explained why, at the G20 dinner, he left his seat and went over to [Russian President] Vladimir Putin," said Colbert. The second (and previously unreported) meeting with Putin, which lasted "nearly an hour" according to the White House, has raised a red flag in the intelligence community. But Trump told the New York Times he had a very good reason for leaving his seat.
"So, I was seated next to the wife of Prime Minister [Shinzo Abe of Japan], who I think is a terrific guy, and she’s a terrific woman, but doesn’t speak English... Like, not 'hello,'" said Trump.
"I'm not sure that's true," evidenced Colbert. "Because Mrs. Abe has given at least one speech in English....Sir, I think she was faking it."