Stephen Colbert took a moment to empathise with — but really, make fun of — officials at the White House, following the barrage of scandals surrounding President Donald Trump in the past week.
“I do not envy those people at the White House,” Colbert said on Tuesday night’s “Late Show.” “I would not want to be working there right now, and apparently, neither would the people who work at the White House.”
The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday that White House communications staff and senior officials were “hiding in offices” as reporters gathered in the hallways, waiting for a statement about a report that Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats.
“Do not ask me about how this looks, we all know how this looks,” one senior aide told The Daily Beast.
“Fine, forget how it looks. Do you know how it ends? Because the tension is killing me,” Colbert joked.
To get an “insider’s perspective,” Colbert then cut to a Trump “staffer” hiding in her office, who said that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s assistant “just keeps stapling her hand.”
After blasting Alanis Morissette’s “You Oughta Know,” the “staffer” eventually came out, hiding behind a bush.
“I’m not here,” she said.
Watch Stephen Colbert mock the White House staffers who are in hiding below:
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