Stephen Colbert started things off Thursday night with a fun story on The Late Show about a petition to rename the stretch of Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th streets in New York City “President Barack H. Obama Avenue.” And guess what building lives on that street? Yup, Trump Tower.
“To make the honor complete, whenever a car tries to turn left it will be blocked by Mitch McConnell,” said Colbert.
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He then unpacked the wild differences of trolling. “This is the difference between trolls on the left and trolls on the right,” he said. “One harasses Chris Cuomo at dinner, the other is like ‘We’re submitting a formal request through the proper channels ofof city council — see you in 14 months — you’ve been PETISH’D!”
If the petition is signed by more than 300,000 people and if it is successful, the address of Trump Tower would be 725 President Barack Obama Avenue. This news, of course, was met with uproarious applause.
“Lord, please,” Colbert begged. “Lord, if you love me at all, make that happen.”
Apparently, the woman who launched the petition started it as a joke.
“Careful…some things that start as a joke, end up as president,” Colbert pointed out.
Watch the clip below.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 16, 2019