Colbert Explains How Trump Impeachment Is Like a Questionable Oscars Winner (Video)

It’s a Scorsese reference but not “The Departed”

Last Updated: December 12, 2019 @ 9:27 PM

Stephen Colbert is, unsurprisingly, still talking about the Donald Trump impeachment proceedings, and he’s still pretty stoked about the whole thing. But on Thursday’s episode of “The Late Show,” he found an aspect of the whole thing that he kind of agrees with Trump about — sort of.

During his monologue, Colbert first brought up how the impeachment drama has Trump feeling “distracted and unfocused,” according to CNN. “Yes, ‘distracted and unfocused,’ unlike the old laser-focused Donald Trump,” Colbert joked.

Colbert demonstrated the laser focus with his Trump impression. “‘My fellow Americans, I come to you tonight to announce that American ground forces are HEY there’s a guy I know!'” he said in character as POTUS. “‘Anyway, China give me dirt on Joe Biden bing bing bing bing bong bong, flush your toilet 13 times goodnight!'”

That’s when he sort of found common ground with Trump. Colbert brought up how according to CNN, one of Trump’s advisers said, “Frankly, I think he’s a little surprised it’s the Ukraine thing that’s done it.”

“Yeah me too,” Colbert interjected. “After all the shady deals he’s been involved in over the years he gets tripped up by a phone call? Trump getting impeached for Ukraine is like Paul Newman winning an Oscar for ‘The Color of Money.” He definitely deserves it, but it should have happened way, way before this.”

For the record, we think Newman was pretty great in “The Color of Money.'” Otherwise, point taken, Colbert. Watch the whole thing below:

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