Stephen Colbert Taunts ‘Kim Jong Don’ After Trump’s Bizarre Coronavirus Photo Op

Stephen Colbert Taunts ‘Kim Jong Don’ After Trump’s Bizarre Coronavirus Photo Op

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert compared President Donald Trump to dictators and tyrants throughout history for his photo op at the White House on Monday night. 

Trump returned from Walter Reed hospital after receiving treatment for coronavirus in what was arranged as a made-for-TV moment, complete with reshoots. He stood on the Truman Balcony, took off his mask and saluted.  

Colbert broke out his Trump impression for “Kim Jong Don.”

“I’m back from the hospital and just to put any lingering doubts to rest: I’ve learned nothing,” he said. “Kneel before me, you weak and withered, and inhale my precious droplets.”  

Colbert also showed off a mock Nazi-style poster featuring Trump called “Triumph Of The Ill.”

When Trump taped a video from the balcony telling Americans not to fear the virus and “don’t let it dominate you,” Colbert had another comparison for that.

“He’s like if Scrooge woke up on Christmas morning and said, ‘I’ve been visited by three ghosts,’” he said. “Don’t be afraid of them folks, and don’t let them dominate you. I just put on my Bose noise-canceling headphones and I slept like a gin-soaked baby.” 

Watch the rest of the monologue below:

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  • What will life be like once a coronavirus vaccine arrives?
  • Everything you need to know about face masks right now.
  • What should you still be disinfecting to prevent COVID-19?
  • Is it possible you had coronavirus earlier this year?
  • Constantly arguing with your partner about coronavirus risks? You are not alone.

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