President Donald Trump’s latest rant on Twitter has flabbergasted “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.
“I want to say something right now that I did not think was possible anymore,” Colbert said at the start of his show Thursday night. “I am shocked by something Donald Trump said. I thought by now after five months of this that my soul had calcified into a crouton.”
Colbert is referring to Trump’s tweets on Thursday morning aimed at MSNBC “Morning Joe” cohost Mika Brzezinski, in which he wrote: “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore),” Trump tweeted. “Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe [Scarborough,] came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
The shocking tweet is presumed to be a response to a segment the show did that morning which took aim at a fake Time magazine cover featuring Trump that hangs at several of Trump’s golf clubs and properties, according to The Washington Post.
“Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself lying every day and destroying the country,” Brzezinski said.
Trump tweeted 30 minutes later.
“First of all, someone bleeding badly at your door and you say, ‘No’? It sounds like your health care plan,” Colbert said.
The late night host also called Trump’s tweets “shocking,” “vicious,” and a “buffet of s—.”
Brzezinski responded to Trump’s tweets with her own on Thursday:
The “small hands” jab refers to Trump’s annoyance for years that people think he has small hands and fingers.
“Really Mika, making fun of the size of his hands,” Colbert said of the tweet. “I’m more worried about the size of his brain at this point.”
Watch Colbert’s entire opening monologue below:
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