Late Show Television

Colbert says Trump set a ‘new high in low’ with this latest string of scandals

"Next stop, Indictment Avenue!"

On Thursday’s Late Night, Stephen Colbert recapped yet another scandal-filled week for President Trump. Earlier this week, newly fired James Comey revealed Trump asked him not to investigate Michael Flynn, and on Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the Russia investigation.

“The word ‘dumpster fire’ gets thrown around so casually these days, but when a special counsel gets appointed to investigate your administration just four months in, that’s a new high in low,” said Colbert.

“Now, the ‘twist’ is that the counsel was appointed by Deputy Attorney General—and lesser Buscemi—Rod Rosenstein,” he joked. “Remember Rosenstein? Last week, when the administration was looking for someone to blame for the Comey firing, they tried to throw Rosenstein under the bus, forgetting that as deputy AG, he’s actually the bus driver. ‘Next stop, Indictment Avenue!’”

“Trump should have seen this coming, OK? This should be no surprise to him—especially because, after all, it’s just keeping one of his campaign promises from the debates,” Colbert remarked, cueing a clip of Trump saying he would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. But Colbert edited out Clinton and put Trump in her place.

“He’s a man of his word.”


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