Stephen Colbert came out of the gate swinging Tuesday night on a special live edition of “The Late Show,” armed with plenty of jokes about last night’s State of the Union address delivered by President Donald Trump.
Colbert called the segment “Don and the Giant Imspeech,” complete with a “James and the Giant Peach” inspired graphic.
“We just watched what you just watched. We felt what you just felt. We drank what you drank,” Colbert told the audience. “Only now, we’re drunk at work. I hope my boss doesn’t find out!”
With whiskey glass in hand, the host remembered, “Oh wait, that’s me.”
Here are some of Colbert’s best jabs directed at Trump and others:
“First they introduced the Supreme Court Justices, lead by John Roberts who is still working double duty overseeing the impeachment trial — yet another American forced to work two jobs in Trump’s economy.”
“And, as always, the president invited some special guests to the gallery with inspiring stories of enduring, unimaginable hardship. For instance, Melania.”
“As is traditional, Mike Pence was there. He got special permission from mother to stand that close to a woman,” Colbert continued, referring to Pence standing next to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
“Before the speech even started, Trump threw shade. He wouldn’t shake Nancy Pelosi’s hand,” he added. “You know what, Madam Speaker, next time, don’t offer your hand — just offer one finger.”
Colbert also took the opportunity to flex his Trump-impression muscles.
“Trump jumped right into brag mode,” Colbert said as he aired a clip of the president saying, “We have rejected the downsizing of Americans destiny. We have totally rejected the downsizing.”
In his best Trump voice, Colbert quipped, “We will not downsize, we will supersize the meal of economic growth. Biggie job, biggie fry. We will notch a new belt loop in the man-Spanx of freedom.”
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