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Late Night Tackles President Trump

Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Mike Myers have some fun with Dr. Bornstein's new Trump confession

Dr. Harold Bornstein, President Trump's former doctor, revealed Tuesday that he didn't actually write the unbelievably glowing letter he wrote about Trump's health during the campaign. "Bornstein now says the president dictated the letter directly to him," Jimmy Kimmel said on Wednesday's Kimmel Live. "So he is a dictator!" He ran through the reason Bornstein is breaking his silence now, adding: "I have to say, I'm actually happy to see Dr. Bornstein back. I always love when a fun character from Season 1 pops up unexpectedly." He said Bornstein had agreed to a live interview, and he brought on Mike Myers doing an entertaining and slightly risqué Bornstein impersonation.

"Let's not rush to judgment — maybe Trump didn't write the letter," Stephen Colbert said on The Late Show. "Let me try something, let's read the letter." And he did, in Trump voice. "Yeah, he did it," he decided, revealing other (fake) doctor's notes dictated by Trump. "Evidently, the letter could have been more glowing, because Bornstein said Trump 'dictated the letter and I would tell him what he couldn't put in there,'" Colbert said. He reminded people what was in the letter, then imagined what Trump wanted "that was too much for Bornstein." (Again, borderline NSFW.)

"You know who won't let Trump write the report for him? Robert Mueller," Colbert said, switching gears. "And things are getting testy between the special counsel and the president," with Mueller threatening to subpoena Trump and Trump's legal team leaking 49 questions they wrote based on Mueller's statements. "Those questions are made up — they're just Mueller fan fiction!" Colbert said, and he suggested why Trump's team would leak them. Trump more or less confirmed the speculation with his tweets, one incoherent and the other ending with a vow to "get involved" in Justice Department business. "Sir, you're already involved," Colbert said. "Technically, the defendant is the star." Watch below. Peter Weber