Late Night Tackles President Trump
On Friday, President Trump traveled to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to start a 17-day "working vacation." On Monday, The Late Show had a short slide show of the highlights so far.
Trump deserves a break, Stephen Colbert said. "He's there to relax after months of grueling golf Mar-a-Lago." But Trump insists it isn't a vacation, saying he will be busy working the whole time. "Meetings and calls?" Colbert said. "Wow, Trump has to do all that during his vacation? Man, I would not want to work for Vladimir Putin. Tough boss." Maybe it isn't so grueling, though, he said, playing leaked video of Trump taking a break from his golf game for a high-level meeting with a bridal party.
Putin is also on vacation, Colbert noted, taking two weeks off in Siberia to shoot fish with a speargun — "though he later claimed the fish was killed by Ukrainian separatists," Colbert joked, kind of darkly — and pose with his shirt off. "Man, those sanctions have already devastated the Russian shirt industry," he joked, conceding that Putin's vacation still looked more promising than Trump's: "I would love to go on a bro-down fishing trip with Vladimir Putin. I bet it would be so much fun I would never come back." Watch below. Peter Weber