Colbert Rips Into the Absurdity of Trump Trusting Assange More Than the CIA

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Stephen Colbert takes aim at Trump over Russian hacking claims.
Stephen Colbert takes aim at Trump over Russian hacking claims.Credit: Screen grab

'Late Show' host Stephen Colbert returned from the holiday hiatus swinging, taking aim at President-elect Donald Trump's latest Twitter controversy. Colbert jabbed at the “little shadow hanging over this month’s inauguration, the whole 'Russia chose our president’ thing.”

"Our entire intelligence community says that Russia hacked the Clinton campaign but Trump doesn't buy it," Colbert said. "Instead, Trump has decided to trust intelligence from a more reliable source: WikiLeaks founder and hobo Anderson Cooper, Julian Assange.”

Colbert then went on to skewer Trump for referred to his daily intelligence briefing in sarcastic quotation marks.

"Mr. Trump, you know you’re not an outsider anymore shooting spitballs from the sidelines, right? In two weeks you’ll be ‘president’ of the ‘United States,’” continued Colbert, making air quotes. "You are going to have to get 'facts' from your 'intelligence services' to keep enemies from killing us all."

He then went on to point out that apropos Trump's governing by tweets, "Speaking about Trump's Twitter, which we will literally be talking about for years to come, Trump only follows 42 accounts," Colbert ended his monologue. "He doesn't even follow Barack Obama and he is literally about to follow Barack Obama."

But one account Trump did recently follow is called Emergency Kittens, an account that only tweets out photos of cats cuddling with their owners - an account he quickly unfollowed as of Thursday. 

“That must be strange for Trump to see, I mean, a man being grabbed by a pussy, it’s so unusual,” Colbert joked.

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