Stephen Colbert kicked off Thursday's Late Show with a plausible explanation of Donald Trump's big health reveal on the Dr. Oz show.
In his monologue, Colbert returned to the hot issue of the candidates' health. "A lot of people are worried that Hillary Clinton isn't healthy enough to be president," he said, "and a lot of people are worried that Donald Trump is." Clinton released a health summary from her doctor, declaring her in excellent physical health (except for the "mild" pneumonia) and excellent mental condition. "Unfortunately, 'excellent mental condition' — not what the voters are looking for this year," Colbert said. Trump unveiled his own doctor's note on Dr. Oz, he added, "the place American turns for medical advice when Wheel of Fortune goes to commercial."
After making a joke about Donald Trump and nuclear armageddon — "it's funny because it might happen" — Colbert conceded that it "took some courage" for Trump to admit on TV that "he's overweight, he's taking medication for high cholesterol." The statins may be necessary because Trump copped to eating lots of fast food, explaining that "at least you know what they are putting in it." Colbert went for the obvious joke: "You know what's in it? Donald, the only thing we know less about than what's in fast food is what is in your tax returns." And when Trump self-diagnosed himself as looking 35 in the mirror, Colbert hit below the belt: "Donald, that's not your reflection, that's your wife." Watch. Peter Weber
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