Stephen Colbert issues ‘formal apology’ to Eric Trump: ‘We always thought you were the dumb one’

Stephen Colbert
‘The Late Show’ host Stephen Colbert is very sorry. CBS

On Tuesday night’s “The Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert reacted to Donald Trump Jr. leaking his own emails with a Russian attorney in an unconventional way — an apology to his brother, Eric Trump.

“At this point, I would like to issue a formal apology,” Colbert said. “I’d like to apologise to Eric Trump. We always thought you were the dumb one. We were wrong.” Colbert put his hand over his heart then extended it to the camera.

“You know who else couldn’t believe that Don Jr. published these emails?” Colbert continued. “The journalists who have been trying to dig them up for months.”

You can watch the clip below:

Tonight: on the heels of today’s big news about Donald Trump Jr., Stephen takes a moment to issue an apology to Eric Trump. #LSSC
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) July 12, 2017