“I hate to tell you, but Jesus flung the door open a few miles back and then tucked and rolled into a ditch. Those footprints in the sand are running straight into the ocean screaming,” he joked.
Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump speaks to the press in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on March 23, 2018 in Washington.
Colbert went on to compare Trump to a fictional pro-wrestling villain, El Trumpo Loco, who’s looking to escalate a global military conflict, or, as he put it, “World War Raw.”
“You’d better get ready, because on Monday night at World War Raw, I am bringing the thunder to ‘Animal Assad,’ the gas-killing animal, and rude dude Kim Jong Crude,” Colbert said, while wearing a Trump-like wig and mask. “But first, I’m taking down my nemesis, the special counsel.”
Colbert’s roast came after the president warned Russia to “get ready” for U.S. missile strikes in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack there last week.