Shocking no one, Stephen Colbert was in a chipper mood on Tuesday’s episode of “The Late Show” because of the two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump announced earlier in the day by House Democrats. But just in case the whole thing is hard to keep track of, he sang a new jingle that makes it all easy to remember.
“It is an historic day. I think we’ll all remember where we were. I was on TV and you were watching it,” Colbert joked during his monologue.
“For only the fourth time in American history, articles of impeachment were drafted against a sitting president. It’s something that no one could have predicted,” Colbert continued, trying not to laugh. “Until Trump was elected.”
After noting what the articles are — abuse of power and obstruction of congress — Colbert switched to his Donald Trump impression. “I’m sorry, I wasn’t listening, was that an article of impeachment? I’m sorry, I never read the articles. I do enjoy the impeachment centerfold though,” Colbert-Trump said. He then mimed opening up said centerfold. “Oh, I gotta say, Miss Demeanor’s got a pair of high crimes there.”
Colbert then rolled a clip of California Democrat Adam Schiff, who said during the announcement of articles of impeachment that not impeaching Trump is tantamount to saying “Why not let him cheat just one more time.”
“Fun fact,” Colbert said in response, “‘Why not let him cheat just one more time’ is what Trump had inscribed on Melania’s wedding gift.”
That’s when he got to the jingle. “This case is so simple, so bald-faced, we at ‘The Late Show’ came up with this handy jingle,” Colbert said, inviting the audience to sing along. The lyrics: “There’s just one thing that you need to know, Trump said ‘do us a favor though.’”
Watch the whole thing below:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) December 11, 2019