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Stephen Colbert mocks Donald Trump’s reaction to impeachment

Stephen Colbert jokes about Trump’s impeachment
WATCH: U.S. President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives, and late-night talk show hosts, including Stephen Colbert, had a few jokes about the official announcement.

On Wednesday evening, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives officially voted to impeach U.S President Donald Trump, prompting him to lash out in a Twitter rant.

“Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, AND I DID NOTHING WRONG!” Trump tweeted.

“A terrible Thing,” he continued. “Read the Transcripts. This should never happen to another President again. Say a PRAYER!”

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In response to what he called a “desperate cry for help,” Late Show host Stephen Colbert used his Wednesday night opening monologue to mock the president’s “calm and measured” Twitter reaction.

“Yes. Nothing says confidence quite like ‘say a prayer,'” Colbert said. “A state trooper pulls you over. You’re completely innocent, so you scream at the other motorist: ‘Pray for me!'”

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Colbert also mocked Trump for sending out “comically oversized” Christmas cards to each member of the United States Congress.

The card in question contained a copy of the president’s six-page letter, which was initially directed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who launched the official impeachment inquiry against Trump on Sept. 24.

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“That thing is the size of a Cheesecake Factory menu,” Colbert said of the size of the card. “Which makes sense, since both feature an orange chicken.”

Within Trump’s Christmas cards to U.S. Congress members, he included a second, smaller card, which Colbert compared to Matryoshka dolls.

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“Cards within cards,” he said. “It’s like a Russian doll, which, coincidentally, is Trump’s Secret Service nickname.”

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Colbert’s quips were met with laughter from the New York City studio audience.

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“Trump will probably bounce back,” the host continued. “According to one former aide, Trump is the most resilient politician the country has ever seen.”

“OK,” said Colbert. “Not to be all ‘Teddy Roosevelt got shot,’ but Teddy Roosevelt got shot… and then finished the speech he was giving.”

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The 26th U.S. president, Theodore Roosevelt, was shot by John Flammang Schrank on Oct. 14, 1912 during a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Wis.

Though he was advised to go to the hospital and seek medical attention, Roosevelt first concluded his speech.

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Battle Creek, Mich., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

“Trump gets winded carrying an umbrella up a staircase,” Colbert added before playing a clip of the current president struggling to put down an umbrella.

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