Colbert Cringes at Gordon Sondland’s Possible Testimony in Trump Impeachment Hearings (Video)

Host takes issue with a colorful phrase the ambassador to the EU may have said about Trump

Last Updated: November 18, 2019 @ 10:11 PM

On Monday’s “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert took a moment in his opening monologue to talk about this week’s new round of public hearings in the ongoing Donald Trump impeachment inquiry — and to dunk a little on U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland.

Sondland is set to testify before the House intelligence committee on Wednesday, and Colbert ran down what Sondland might talk about. For instance, a report by The Daily Beast said that Sondland at one point stormed into a White House room and “demanded ferociously that Ukrainians open the Biden investigation,” and that he “got very emotional” and yelled about it.

A temper tantrum in the White House? Do you expect me to believe that a man who looks like this is a giant baby,” Colbert joked while a photo of Sondland, which you can see at the top of the page.

Colbert also noted the report that according to a State Department witness, Sondland once called Trump on a personal cell phone from a restaurant in the Ukraine, and during the call, Sondland told the president that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “loves your ass.”

“Oh, who doesn’t,” Colbert said while visibly cringing. Colbert then asked for a “taste” of that, at which point a very unflattering photo of Trump playing tennis in tight white shorts was displayed onscreen. If you can handle that accursed image, watch the full clip below:

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