Late-night hosts positively lost it over President Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Late-night hosts freaked out over President Donald Trump’s summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, describing the meeting as “treasonous” and an attempt to sell out American democracy.
Trump met with Putin in Helsinki on Monday, a decision he defended as “bold American diplomacy,” adding that their relationship had improved as a result. When asked by the media to directly criticize Putin over allegations of election interference, Trump declined to do so.
“I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today,” he said.
Late Show host Stephen Colbert claimed that Trump’s meeting had “shaken” him to his core.
“Thank you for that,” he said after a round of applause. “I need that tonight in ways I don’t always need it because today has shaken me to my core. And I don’t think I need to point out that, at 54, there’s not a lot of core left. It’s a nice suit. It gives me the illusion of core.”