“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” had been on hiatus for the last 10 days, so there was a lot to catch up on when the host returned in full force on Monday night.
He tackled not only the festivities at the White House Easter Egg Roll that happened earlier that day, including the First Lady Melania Trump nudging her husband so he would put his hand over his heart during the playing of the National Anthem, and the official White House Snapchat account misspelling “education” in a post showing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reading to children. He also gave time to Trump’s interview last week with Fox Business, in which he talked about what he was doing when he gave the order to bomb Syria, and made an embarrassing and awkward mistake.
“Obviously, when you are bombing another country, that is a decision you take very seriously, so he did it in the Situation Room with all available intel — just kidding,” Colbert said.
He then explained that Trump was eating dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Trump’s Florida resort Mar-o-Largo. Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo asked Trump when he told Jinping about the bombing — before dessert?
“When did you bomb those people, before dessert?” Colbert said. “What’s the proper wine pairing with a cruise missile? Is it a Merlot?”
In fact, Trump said, he and Jinping were eating “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you’ve ever seen” when Trump informed the Chinese leader that “we just launched 59 missles heading to Iraq.”
At that point, Bartiromo corrected the president, telling him that the missiles were launched at Syria.
“Whoopsie, I got the wrong country!” Colbert said, mocking Trump. “It’s adorable.”
Watch Colbert look back at the White House Easter Egg Roll and Trump’s blunder about Syria below: