“We’re back after a two-week break,” the “Late Show” host announced Monday. “You know what else I wish would come back? Governance. We could really use some right now.”
“So the guy you’re undermining during a public health crisis is your top public health expert,” Colbert said. “That’s like discrediting Lassie right when she starts barking.”
The host then cut to a tweaked old clip in which the famous fictional dog sounds her alarm, but shrinks away when confronted with the president’s claim she spends all her time “licking your own butt.”
Fast forward to the 1:57 mark above to see the sad tale unfold. Then stick around for a montage of Trump’s thickheadedness about the coronavirus.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.