The biggest story of the week was supposed to be the release of Donald Trump’s tax return by Rachel Maddow on her show, but instead it became one of the biggest jokes.
On Wednesday’s Late Show, Stephen Colbert mocked Maddow’s drawn out reveal of what ended up being pretty a uninteresting 2005 tax return. But Maddow had an hour to fill Tuesday night, so she spent 20 minutes teasing the contents. In order to parody her, Colbert appeared at his desk for a special report that took a little too long to reveal.
“I hold in my hands something very significant,” Colbert said. “A joke that we have confirmed has been heard by Donald Trump. We believe this is the first time any joke connected with Donald Trump has been released.”
After another minute of buildup, Colbert remarked. “Whether or not you’re a Trump supporter, it ought to give you pause that after all of this buildup, I still haven’t gotten to the punchline.” Watch the clip to see the big reveal.