Friday was a surprisingly quiet day for the Donald Trump White House — or maybe not all that surprising, since America kinda needed a day of relative calm after the past few days of Rudy Giuliani hitting the Fox News circuit. Stephen Colbert’s last monologue of the week on “The Late Show” followed suit with a similar, shall we say, collected tone.
Colbert opened the show talking about how odd it is that Trump stopped celebrating Cinco de Mayo once he became president. And Colbert thinks it probably has something to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“I hope everybody has big plans for the weekend because tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo,” Colbert said. “It’s the holiday where we Americans celebrate Mexican culture the way we celebrate all cultures in America — by getting hammered on culturally appropriate liquor,” Colbert joked. “Please celebrate responsibly.”
Colbert speculated that Mueller is to blame for the president’s change — specifically, because someone Trump used to spend every Cinco de Mayo with is now a cooperating witness against him.
“For the second year in a row, the White House is not celebrating Cinco de Mayo, which is sad because Trump used to celebrate the holiday in the traditional way — by posing with a Trump Tower taco bowl,” Colbert joked. “But that was two years ago, and now that taco bowl is cooperating with Robert Mueller.”
Colbert rubbed in the joke, adding, “Yes, I hear it’s spilling the beans.”
You can watch this portion of Stephen Colbert’s monologue from Friday night’s episode of “The Late Show” in the video embedded at the top of this post.