On Tuesday’s “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert had some fun at Donald Trump’s expense after Trump offered French firefighters some unsolicited advice for saving Notre Dame that turned out to be extremely incorrect.
On Monday, as the 856-year old cathedral burned, Trump tweeted: “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out. Must act quickly!”
“Does he think every time there’s an emergency in France, they’re like ‘Claude, ze Cathedral is on fire! We must check Donald Trump’s Twitter feed,” Colbert said, adopting an extremely fake French accent. “Quelle horreur! Sacrebleu! He says we must work quickly!”
“We’ve been using cheese,” Colbert’s French-accented firefighter exclaimed. “Delicious cheese.”
Colbert then noted how, in response to Trump’s tweet, France’s Sécurité Civile, which runs the country’s firefighters, explained why aerial firefighting isn’t on the table. “All means are being used, except for water-bombing aircrafts which, if used, could lead to the collapse of the entire structure of the cathedral,” the group said.
“For firefighters, they really know how to give a sick burn,” Colbert joked.
There’s more, including Colbert’s amusing chef’s kiss motion, and you can watch the whole clip below:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 17, 2019