Stephen Colbert Catches Bret Baier Hoarding Mustard at RNC, Jokes About Roger Ailes Scandal
The Fox News anchor was a good sport about the teasing.
Stephen Colbert is disappointed that the Republican National Convention hasn't been as exciting as he had hoped, particularly with Donald Trump being named the Republican presidential nominee without much fuss on Tuesday.
"There was supposed to be a floor fight," the host said on Tuesday's live Late Show. He joked he was also hoping for a biker gang fiasco to occur or that Ted Cruz would try to cut out Reince Priebus' eyeball with a broken bottle. "We were promised excitement!" he exclaimed.
To show how boring the RNC has been for Colbert, he pointed out that on Tuesday his social media team streamed two hours of footage of the condiment station at the RNC on Facebook Live.
"Half a million people watched delegates putting ketchup on their hot dogs," said Colbert. Then he added, "Proving what we already really knew: the Republican Party is a bit of a sausage fest."
Toward the end of the live stream, Fox News anchor Bret Baier was seen filling a water bottle with mustard. "He kind of looks around before he leaves," laughs Colbert. "Why is Brett Baier hoarding mustard? What does he know that we don't know?"
Then Colbert came in with a more targeted joke at the media conglomerate and its CEO.
"This is the biggest condiment scandal to come out of Fox News since Roger Ailes was caught spanking the bottom of a ketchup bottle," said Colbert, alluding to the charges of sexual harassment being leveled at Ailes since former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson sued him for sexual harassment.
Baier was a good sport about the "Mustardgate" teasing, responding on Twitter.