Colbert rips Trump for sharing classified intel with Russians

Colbert rips Trump for sharing classified intel with Russians

Elsewhere in his monologue, Colbert purported to call on the acclaimed presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin - author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit - to weigh in on the latest Trump developments. "Trump found the leaker".

As per usual, Stephen Colbert is our saving grace and one of the few lights that cut through the smothering Trump darkness.

The news was reported by the New York Times shortly before the episode was taped, as was the case Monday when the Washington Post reported that Trump leaked "highly classified" intel to Russian officials.

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"You have to say things like, 'The package has been delivered, the squirrel is in the basket, the idiot is in the Oval, '" he joked.

"To paraphrase himself, Trump better hope there are tapes of their conversation", Colbert said.

The "Late Show" host also took issue with Trump's latest idea to hold his own news conferences. "We don't know what that means". When Colbert announced Comey's firing, his audience cheered and Colbert then tried to explain why they should be upset, capturing the nation's political whiplash. "Donald Trump, if you're watching, first of all, you're a bad president, please resign".

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"A USA official said Trump 'revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies, "' Meyers said, as a photo of Trump and the Russians officials flashed on the screen.

"Yes, it's a slow decent into chaos", Colbert said before gesturing to an off-camera producer. Second, please please please don't take Sean Spicer from us. Colbert begged. "Where am I going to get my daily dose of veiled anger and condescension?"

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