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Trump's big speech

Stephen Colbert roasts Trump and his address to Congress

Stephen Colbert stayed up late on Tuesday for one reason: so he didn't have to wait a full day to rip on President Trump's address to Congress.

In a live monologue on The Late Show, Colbert covered everything from Trump being caught on camera mouthing the words to his speech while in a limo to Democrats wearing white to the address in honor of women's suffrage "while the Republicans were white in honor of who elected them." Colbert had his fingers crossed that there was a "chance there's a mistake and Moonlight is the president," and he became filled with hope when he heard Trump boast about a hiring freeze of non-military and non-essential federal workers, asking, "So, Kellyanne Conway is out?"

The knocks kept coming. Trump said the U.S. could use $6 trillion to "rebuild the country twice, maybe three times, with people who had the ability to negotiate," and Colbert brought up his own alleged business practices, quipping that the U.S. could "maybe even rebuild it 10 times if we had people who refused to pay their contractors." He also didn't let Trump get away with saying the United States should abide by the "basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially," saying it reminded him of what "the Statue of Liberty says: Give us your tired, your poor, but not so poor that they can't afford a two-bedroom apartment and like, a Mitsubishi." Watch the video below. Catherine Garcia