Stephen Colbert returned from his July 4th hiatus, and dove right back into the headlines of the day.
On Monday’s show, the “Late Show” host tacked the news that President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya during the 2016 presidential election with the intent to obtain damning information about his father’s opponent, Hillary Clinton.
“You could knock me over with whatever you use to knock over someone who isn’t the least bit surprised,” Colbert said of the news.
Then while breaking down more of the story — Don Jr. admitting to the meeting, which also included his brother-in-law Jared Kushner and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, though stated he didn’t who they were going to meet — Colbert turned the whole thing into a silly James Bond movie plot.
“Don Jr. claims he didn’t know her name, but it turns out she’s a Kremlin-connected lawyer named, Natalia Veselnitskaya,” Colbert said with a dramatic pause. “Although she also answers to her Bond Girl name, Corruption Galore.” James Bond music then played as the “Late Show” audience laughed.
Don Jr., defending his actions, has said Veselnitskaya’s statements were “vague, ambiguous, and made no sense.”
“So I assume she was immediately hired as a Trump speech writer,” Colbert joked.
Watch the entire clip below:
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