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Stephen Colbert Is Pretty Sure Donald Trump Can't Name the Supreme Leader of North Korea

"Either that or the best nickname he could come up with is 'this gentleman.'"

Photo Credit: The Late Show/YouTube

With Donald Trump as president, Tax Day has taken on a whole new meaning.

"This is the day we all release our tax returns to the man who won't release his," "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert opened Tuesday. 

On the other hand, President Trump did acknowledge Saturday's millions who attended the tax marches, or as Trump called them, "small organized rallies," wanting to know "who paid" the protesters.

"Yes, who paid for the rallies?" Colbert asked sarcastically. "I mean, they were authentic and drew people of all ages, so we know it wasn't Pepsi." 

"Of course, who has time to worry about taxes, when we're about to go to war with North Korea?" he added. 

A North Korean U.N. representative warned Monday that a "thermonuclear war could break out at any moment," giving Vice President Mike Pence plenty of work to do in the DMZ.

"And this time, it isn't North Korea with an erratic trigger-happy leader," announced Colbert. "According to one Russian official, 'Trump is more impulsive and unpredictable than Kim Jong-Un.' Well then, Russia, you should have thought of that before you elected him!"

But President Trump may not even know who Kim is, judging from his latest "Fox & Friends" interview that left viewers guessing. 

"I don't think Trump knows Kim Jong-Un's name," concluded Colbert. "Either that or the best nickname he can come up with is 'this gentleman'... And Mr. President, you're known for your nicknames—your Lyin' Ted, your Crooked Hillary—and this guy is a name bonanza!"


Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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