On Friday, U.S. President Donald Trump called into the Fox News talk show Fox & Friends to discuss the impeachment process and the debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered with the 2016 election.
“With all the impeachment testimonies last week, Trump had a ton on his plate… also a lot to do,” he quipped. “But, he still found time to spend with his Fox & Friends.”
Colbert, 55, proceeded to play a clip from the lengthy morning show interview, in which Trump purported that Crowdstrike, an American cybersecurity company, was owned by “a Ukrainian,” and was responsible for a supposedly missing Democratic National Committee (DNC) server.
“They gave the server to Crowdstrike, or whatever it’s called, which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian,” Trump claimed.
“I still want to see that server,” he continued. “The FBI’s never gotten that server. That’s a big part of this whole thing. Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company?”
Colbert then interjected.
“Here’s the thing about Crowdstrike in Ukraine: that’s not a thing. Crowdstrike’s an American company — not owned by a Ukrainian — and they’re so trustworthy that one of their big customers is the Republican party.
“Even Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy tried to get the president to reel it in a little.”
Colbert then played another clip.
“Are you sure they did that?” asked Doocy. “Are you sure they gave it to Ukraine?”
“Well that’s the word is,” replied Trump.
Colbert joked: “I’ve got to say, getting fact-checked by Fox & Friends is like the Incredible Hulk telling you he doesn’t like you when you’re angry.
“For Pete’s sake, it’s 8 o’clock in the morning! At least let us get a cup of coffee before you start passing out the crazy pills!”
The remarks were met with a roar of laughter from the Late Show audience.
Colbert then launched into one of his much-beloved impressions of the U.S. president, where he ranted about bizarre, fictional conspiracy theories.
“Wake up, everybody. Wake up. Look. Why were there chemtrails on the grassy knoll? Did vaccines cause Jeffrey Epstein? And how did we go to the moon, when once a month, the moon’s not even there?” he quipped.
“It wouldn’t be a rambling Trump phone call without some mention of Nancy Pelosi,” joked Colbert.
In another clip, Trump continued: “I have to deal with crazy Nancy… I mean, she’s crazy as a… a bedbug.”
In response, Colbert “fact-checked” Trump’s comment.
“Bedbugs are the opposite of crazy,” he said. “They are focused on their target, and they work as a team.
“Though, it is a great analogy for Nancy Pelosi, because when you get bedbugs, you’re the one who has to move out of the house,” he joked.