The long Columbus Day weekend deprived The Late Show the opportunity to joke about Donald Trump‘s lewd comments about women from the leaked 2005 video on air, so Stephen Colbert instead posted a video of his reaction to Trump’s vulgar remarks as the host heard them for the first time.
“We actually recorded [Friday’s] show last night [Thursday] because it’s Columbus Day weekend, and we got tonight and Monday off,” Colbert says before watching the leaked video. “So we did not know today, this afternoon, there would be an audio release of the mother lode, the El Dorado, of Donald Trump misogyny gold.”
Like many who watched the video after the Washington Post first revealed it Friday, Colbert wondered “Who’s Nancy?” – later confirmed to be former Access Hollywood host Nancy O’Dell – and was perplexed by what Trump meant when he said he “moved on her like a bitch.” “What does moved me? You moved on her?” Colbert asked.
“All the Tic Tacs in the world will not freshen his breath after this,” Colbert quipped.
After several more face palms and moments of “Oh my god,” Colbert summarized his thoughts on the leaked video, which forced Trump to issue a rare apology.
“Here’s what I really found disgusting: Trump says in the video, quote, ‘When you’re a star, they let you get away with anything,'” Colbert said. “And unfortunately that’s true. Because Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. And hopefully someday he’ll be telling the story about how he tried to fuck America, and failed.”