Speed Reads

Late Night Tackles President Trump

Stephen Colbert is so turned off by Trump's interview with a fawning Lou Dobbs, he splices himself in

"Folks, sometimes I feel sorry for Donald Trump, but not as often as he does," Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show. President Trump once again complained about how he's treated by the media during a "full-blown rubdown" by Lou Dobbs at Fox Business, Trump's 19th interview with Fox News and its sister channel, Colbert said. He cracked a salty joke about Dobbs "pleasuring" Trump and it making Vice President Mike Pence uncomfortable. Dobbs did not ask Trump about Puerto Rico, so Colbert veered off to catch viewers up on the $300 million power-repair contract Puerto Rico's public utility awarded to Whitefish Energy, a tiny company with Trump connections, in a no-bid process. "That's like the last man on Earth naming himself People's sexiest man alive," Colbert said.

Colbert found Dobbs' sycophantic interview so grating that he spliced himself in for Dobbs, making things fair and balanced by asking Trump the questions he wanted answered, with the answers he wanted from Trump's mouth. Watch below. Peter Weber