Colbert then turned back to Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, running through the purported "loyalty oath" Trump tried to get Comey to pledge to him, and Trump's tweeted threat to release "tapes" of their conversation to the press.
Stephen Colbert has a simple request for President Trump: Don't fire Sean Spicer.
Trump reportedly divulged classified intelligence about an Islamic State terrorist threat with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador, but the info is so sensitive the "code-word information" couldn't be shared in detail, so, as Colbert quipped, "vital aspects of the story had to be replaced with other words". As Colbert puts it, "You have to say things like, 'The package has been delivered, ' 'The squirrel is in the basket, ' or 'The idiot is in the Oval.'" I think we all know what that last one is, and many of us can agree.
After calling the leak "bad news", Colbert added: "The good news?"
Spicer's media briefings with the White House press corps have become as noteworthy as Trump's own actions, due to his contentious relationship with reporters and penchant for deflecting tough questions about the president.
"Oh, sir. Please don't do your own press conferences".
Ever since his first press briefing, Sean Spicer has been the butt of many jokes-especially from late night.
"They're always such fountains of eloquence and bastions of dignity", he continued. Late show hosts are doing their best to keep it light and make fun of all of this but at some point I hope we can expect a day of complete seriousness from these guys.
"I have to say something here, Donald Trump, if you're watching".
"Please please, please don't take Sean Spicer from us", Colbert begged.