Late Show host Stephen Colbert returned from vacation on Monday with guns blazing. After a brief greeting, he immediately dove into the latest chapter of the Stormy Daniels controversy—the FBI’s raid on President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen earlier that day.
After showing a clip of Trump aboard Air Force One denying any knowledge of Cohen’s $130,000 “out-of-pocket” payment to the porn star just prior to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Colbert said, “Trump trusts his lawyer so much he lets him do stuff he doesn’t know about in his name for reasons he doesn’t understand.”
He then jokingly speculated about how Trump’s own words, “Well, you’ll have to ask Michael Cohen [about the payment],” could have triggered the raid.
Here’s the clip:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 10, 2018
Twitterers appreciated his sense of humor:
— D (@dnabartell) April 10, 2018
— Terrence Edgar (@HeavyDutyTowOp) April 10, 2018
And fans of the show were happy to have Colbert back from vacation:
Hope you had a good vacation and looking forward to you back on the show! I need your medicine humor
— DonyaRina (@ItsChaosB_Kind) April 10, 2018
We know you must need time off…but we get nervous because everyday there's a multitude of crap thrown at us! We need you to make us laugh!
— Sherry Bayes (@SherryBayes) April 10, 2018
Don’t leave like that again
— chevy76girl (@chevy76girl) April 10, 2018
Many commenters were hopeful that the raid will result in more bad news for Trump:
— WM JORDAN (@wmpj20) April 10, 2018
I hope Michael Cohen gets disbarred. You can't do stuff for your client your client doesn't know about in new york
— beastman (@beastmanrules) April 10, 2018
But of course there were those of a different mind:
Oh stop it we look like idiots to everyone not supporting our president. Enough is enough!
— Donna Clark (@donnaluxton5) April 10, 2018
The old expression that there is those who tear down and those who build up ,The late Show tears down and the Trump administration Builds .Those who tear down are worthless .
— James Suehr (@carguys100) April 10, 2018
President Trump seemed none too pleased with the raid, tweeting:
A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2018
David had a response to that:
Your totaly guilty
— David (@smilingfireowl) April 10, 2018