Without a television show for the past eight months, Stephen Colbert has had little platform for jokes about billionaire presidential candidate Donald Trump. The comedian made up for his absence with a slew of Trump-related quips on the premiere of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday.
“Just like the rest of the media, I will be covering all the presidential candidates… who are Donald Trump,” joked Colbert.
In one joke, Colbert took on Trump’s claim that he has the expertise to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Colbert suggested that Trump build a series of his signature towers and knock them on their side to serve as a wall.
In another, he poked fun at Trump’s response to a question about apparent support the candidate has from white supremacists. Trump responded to a question about his controversial supporters saying “a lot of people like me.”
“Yes, everybody likes Trump, even white supremacists, which is amazing because Trump isn’t even white,” Colbert said. “He’s more Oompa-Loompamerican.”
Throughout the segment, Colbert snacked on Oreos, likening his inability to resist the unhealthy snack to an inability resist going after Trump.
“I don’t need to play a tape of you to have a successful TV show,” Colbert said. “Someone on television should have a modicum of dignity and it could be me.”