Late-night host Stephen Colbert, in his opening monologue Monday night, compared former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s indictment to an early Christmas present.
“This year is going to be super spooky for Donald Trump,” Colbert said of the indictments ofTrump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates, which were announced yesterday. “I know it’s almost Halloween, but it really feels more like Christmas.”
“Manafort’s been charged with 12 counts, including conspiracy to launder money, tax fraud and conspiracy against the United States,” Colbert said. “What’s that crime usually called again? I can’t remember, for some treason.”
He also quipped about Manafort’s lavish spending habits:
“Prosecuters think he might be a flight risk,” Colbert said. “The evidence? They’ve asked that Manafort’s bail be set at $10 million. That’s a lot of rugs.”
He then claimed that Trump saying there was no Russia collusion is “fake news.”
“The details of what Papadopoulos lied about are ‘papadopodamning.’”