Stephen Colbert Talks Trump's Feud With CNN, Jokes About New Press Briefing Restrictions
"There is one person who is guilty of fake news out there — it's Donald Trump," the 'Late Show' host said, bringing up the recent report that multiple Trump golf clubs have a fake Time magazine cover of Trump framed and mounted on their walls.
CNN recently retracted a Russia-related Trump story because "standard editorial processes were not followed," resulting in three journalists resigning and Trump going on a Twitter gloating spree. On Tuesday's Late Show, Stephen Colbert spoke about the "Tweetster-in-Chief's" response to the CNN retraction, reading Trump's tweets aloud.
"There is one person who is guilty of fake news out there — it's Donald Trump," said Colbert, bringing up the recent report that multiple Trump golf clubs have a fake Time magazine cover of the president framed and mounted on their walls.
Colbert pointed out that the cover is dated March 1, 2009, and there was no issue of the magazine that day. In mock horror he said that means Trump has acquired "kiosk technology." Colbert said that gives him hope that the (real) Time magazine cover "How Trump Won" is fake, too.
Earlier, Colbert poked fun at the White House's increased restrictions on press briefings.
An actor playing a member of the White House staff explained to the audience, presumably comprising members of the White House press corps, that from now on, transcripts of the briefings would be released in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. "No one will be allowed to ask a question unless they are holding the official briefing conch," said the man, holding up a large conch shell.
Additionally, every reporter will receive a piece of folded paper and whoever has the black dot will be stoned to death. The room will also be filled with water and the exits sealed off. Whether an electric eel is released will be a "day-of decision."