Stephen Colbert Skewers Trump on 'Russia Week'

He appears on Russian show, seeks help for his own supposed run in 2020
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2017 9:45 AM CDT
Stephen Colbert Launches 'Russia Week'
Stephen Colbert in a file photo.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

President Trump will want to avoid Stephen Colbert's show more than ever this week. The CBS host launched "Russia Week" on Monday night following his visit to the country, per the Hollywood Reporter. Colbert will be airing pieces from his trip all week, and his first was on his visit to a Colbert-like figure in Russia, TV host Ivan Urgant. Colbert appeared on Urgant's Russian show, where he mocked Trump, drank vodka, and announced his own supposed bid for the White House in 2020.

"I thought it would just be better to cut out the middle man and just tell the Russians myself: If anyone would like to work on my campaign in an unofficial capacity, please, just let me know," he said, per Entertainment Weekly. (See the video here.) His monologue, meanwhile, focused on the travails of Donald Trump Jr. At one point, he made reference to reports of how the number of people in attendance at last year's now-famous meeting continues to grow. "This is the first time a Trump has lied about having a smaller crowd size," he said. (See that here.)

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