“I’d like to go on the record: I do not want the Earth to blow up. That’s where my house is, and I have a vacation there in a couple of weeks,” Stephen Colbert remarked on Thursday’s Late Show after Donald Trump doubled down on his threat to attack North Korea with “fire and fury” if they launch nukes at America.
After making the “fire and fury” claim Tuesday, Trump assured the American people that he meant it, saying, “Frankly, the people that were questioning that statement as too tough… if anything maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.”
“What is tougher than fire and fury?,” Colbert asked. “Love and rage? A papercut and a lemon? Rizzoli and Isles? Crate & Barrel? Key & Peele? What?”
Trump added, “Anyone even thinking about attacking anybody that we love or represent… they should be very nervous… Things will happen to them that they never imagined. They’ll be in trouble like few nations ever have been in trouble in this world.”
“Oh my god,” Colbert remarked. “I think he just threatened to be their president.”