“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” kicked off after Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address late last night and while Colbert claimed the speech left him “barely conscious,” that didn’t keep him from bashing the president in a lengthy opening monologue.
Colbert started off with a few highlights of the speech, making sure to praise the guests that Trump invited to the address, but quickly turned to criticizing the president by downplaying his message. (WATCH: Melania Trump Arrives At The State Of The Union Address To Thunderous Applause)
“There were some bright spots in the speech. There were some really heart-warming moments, some amazing people were there in the gallery,” Colbert began. “Congressman Steve Scalise, who survived an attack on that softball field, a police officer who saved the baby, a young boy who’s putting flags on soldier’s graves, the families who have gone through unspeakable tragedies. Honestly some of the most beautiful, most impressive Americans you could imagine–and the president was there too.”
Colbert then gave Trump credit for staying on message, but added that the “bar for success was pretty low” and began nit-picking at every message he took issue with.
“We have endured floods and fires and storms,” Trump said in a clip before Colbert added “And Stormys. Don’t forget her, she was the most expensive disasters for you, personally.” (RELATED: Melania Trump Reportedly ‘Blindsided’ By Stormy Daniels Reports)
Colbert repeatedly ripped the president over reports that his attorney allegedly paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep her quiet about a previous affair. However, hours beforehand Daniels denied the affair ever happened, Fox News reports.
“If there is a mountain, we climb it. If there is a frontier, we cross it. If there’s a challenge, we tame it. If there’s an opportunity, we seize it,” Trump said in a clip.
“If there’s a burger, we eat it. If there’s a porn star, we bone it. If there’s an immigrant, we deport it. If there’s an investigation, we undermine it. I believe that. I believe that with all–whatever’s in here,” Colbert added, pointing to his heart.
Colbert’s bit went on for 13 full minutes and continued on about the same tact throughout. The “Late Show” host wasn’t the only comedian to take aim at the president though. Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah also spent their late-night segments reacting to Trump’s first State of the Union Address.