"I did study that if it wasn't for him, we'd be at warfare with North Korea," Gayle King joked.
Stephen Colbert and a starry forged of company responded to President Trump's 2019 State of the Union handle dwell from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Tuesday evening (Feb. 5), a couple of hours after the speech.
Joined by CBS This Morning hosts Norah O’Donnell, John Dickerson, Gayle King and Bianna Golodryga, in addition to BlacKkKlansman director and Trump critic Spike Lee, Colbert and his company debated whether or not Trump had supplied an "olive department" to Republicans and fact-checked some claims within the speech.
But first, Colbert made a couple of cracks in his monologue concerning the hour-and-a-half lengthy handle: "Tonight Trump gave his State of the Union handle and we're dwell, if you happen to can name what we simply watched dwelling." He added, "This speech was like watching paint dry." Colbert's monologue additionally took some cracks on the vital company that Democrats delivered to the speech ("Not to be outdone, Sen. Corey Booker introduced a hero from his hometown, Newark, a flaming parked automotive") and the naming of Rick Perry because the night's designated survivor (he performed a brief video of Perry saying "Oops").
Primarily, nevertheless, Colbert's monologue reserved its jokes for the president. Of the president's assertion that the U.S. had the "hottest" economic system on this planet, Colbert joked, impersonating Trump, "'It is so scorching, if it wasn't my economic system, maybe I'd be courting it.'" When he tackled Trump's line "If there's to be peace and laws, there can't be warfare and investigation," Colbert pantomimed him, saying,"'You can't have laws and investigation.' Who ever heard of legislation and order?"
When the CBS This Morning hosts joined the present, they advised Colbert how they thought Trump fared. King broke the ice, saying, "I truly thought it was fairly tame. There had been a pair moments the place you went, huh? But there have been a pair moments after I thought he tried to increase the olive department," to audible disagreement. King defined that she was referring to "when he shouted out the ladies," or identified what number of ladies had been in Congress in 2019. At that time through the speech, feminine Democratic representatives within the House stood up and applauded.
O'Donnell mentioned, as an alternative, he was "attempting to take credit score for" the historic numbers of girls in Congress. Dickerson then joked that, when it got here to the ladies within the House, he was partially answerable for Democrats taking the House majority.
"But you had Democrats standing up, how a lot does that occur?" Golodryga joked.
When requested what the hosts realized from the speech, King joked, "I did study that if it wasn't for him, we'd be at warfare with North Korea."
Dickerson then put the speech in perspective, noting that "State of the Unions shortly evaporate based mostly on the context of what occurs exterior" just like the Mueller investigation or one other authorities shutdown.
Later within the dialog, Golodryga agreed: "I predict a lot of what we heard tonight can be forgotten subsequent week," she mentioned,
Colbert's remaining visitor, Spike Lee, admitted that he had solely watched "some" of the handle. "My factor is deed, not phrases," he defined.
The director did have a critique to make of Trump's speech incorporating Holocaust survivors and a survivor of the Tree of Life synagogue taking pictures in Pittsburgh. "But one thing occurred in Charlottesville, and that man [Trump] had the prospect to denounce the alt-right, the Klan, neo-Nazis. there's a disconnect," Lee mentioned. "I don't perceive the way you say we must always come all collectively if you demonize folks."
The particular was the 19th time that The Late Show has aired lived.
On Monday evening's present, Colbert poked fun on the theme for this 12 months's handle, "Choosing Greatness." “When it involves the State of the Union, identical to promenade, there’s a particular theme,” Colbert joked. “This 12 months’s theme is Choosing Greatness. Yes, we get a selection. The different selections are Selecting Mediocrity, Settling for Racist, or Fish. I'll take the fish please.”
Colbert additionally did an impersonation of Trump that mocked his theme for the evening, "unity." "'Yes, unity is so essential. I wish to unify everybody,'” Colbert mentioned. “'From the heroes who wish to preserve our borders protected to Nancy Pelosi who desires to see the caravan homicide you with a knife made of medicine. Group hug, all people? Kumbaya, my lord. Sounds like an Arab identify.'”
In addition to Colbert, The Late Late Show host Seth Meyers and Daily Show host Trevor Noah emceed dwell responses to the State of the Union on Tuesday evening.