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Late Night Tackles Fire and Fury

Stephen Colbert's Melania Trump sets the record straight on Fire and Fury

Everyone is still talking about Michael Wolff's explosive book on the Trump White House, Fire and Fury, Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's Late Show. According to the book, nobody in President Trump's circle thought he would win the election, and nobody wanted him to. "In fact, it says that on Election Night, Melania was in tears, 'and not of joy,'" Colbert said. "First ladies — they're just like us." The White House says everything in the book is fake, and Melania's spokesperson said she was happy her husband ran and won. "Is anything in Wolff's book true?" Colbert asked. "To tell us, please welcome the first lady of the United States, Melania Trump." (Or, in this case, The Late Show's Melania impersonator, Laura Benanti.)

Late Show Melania said she did cry on Election Night, "but they were tears of happiness, you know, like you do at your wedding or every morning in the mirror." "It sounds like you cry tears of joy a lot," Colbert said. "On no, not always," she replied. "Sometimes I have the dead-eyed stare of contentment." She said not everyone in Trump's circle thinks he's an idiot and called Wolff's claim that she and Trump sleep in separate rooms "a lie — I haven't slept since the election." But it is true that Trump likes to be in bed by 6:30 with a cheeseburger, she said. "That's why we don't share a room — there's no space for me with cheeseburger. Which is why I always make sure there is cheeseburger." Watch the full interview below. Peter Weber