Stephen Colbert Reads Trump "Twitter-vention" Letter

Courtesy of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

"Your tweeting has affected me in the following ways: My ratings are up."

President Donald Trump has not been as active on Twitter as he usually is, and Stephen Colbert has a theory as to why.

"I assume it's because he's too cheap to pay for data roaming," joked the Late Show host on Tuesday. Colbert said another reason could be because of reports that Trump's staff attempted to have a Twitter intervention with the president.

"You can't take away Twitter from Trump, it's like taking the nudity away from Game of Thrones," said Colbert. "It's the reason why we watch the show!"

Colbert said the staff has a right to be concerned. "History has shown that if he keeps saying all of this crazy stuff, he can win another presidential election." Part of the report Colbert referenced also mentioned that staffers say sometimes Trump is in such a bad mood, he wants to blow everything up.

"If he goes through moods where he wants to blow everything up, maybe it's not Twitter you should be taking away from him," said Colbert. 

The host then decided to join the "Twitter-vention" himself, bringing out a letter he addressed to Trump. "Your tweeting has affected me in the following ways: My ratings are up," said Colbert with a smile.

He said Trump is "squeezing out" other fun news stories like San Francisco opening a rat cafe. "You took that away from me," he teased. Colbert said Trump needs to accept help for his addiction, or at the very least, learn how to use autocorrect.

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