“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert may have been thrown for a loop — and then another, an another, then still more — on Tuesday night’s live election broadcast, but the funny man was back in business and hitting his stride on Thursday evening, when he took to the airwaves to unpack the latest in a tumultuous and often unexpected political cycle.
Hot on the heels of Donald Trump meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House earlier in the day, Colbert classified the meeting in a way that only he could: As a really awkward remake of “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
“President Obama hosted Donald Trump at the White House for the most surprising remake of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’” he told his audience. “The First African American president sitting down with a president-elect who was endorsed by the Klan – a guy who spent five years, created his political career, demanding Obama prove where he was born, then denying he did it.”
He didn’t stop there, adding in that the new president-elect “will be the first U.S. president to never have held any elected office or served in any branch of the military. In fact, Donald Trump is so privileged that the first job he ever had to apply for was President of the United States.”
And that, well, was only the beginning of a pretty compelling opening monologue that had much more to offer than trenchant cinematic jabs. Check out the clip below.