Stephen Colbert Calls President Trump a ‘Dictator, Technically’ (Video)

Amidst Anthony Scaramucci firing, the late night host reminds audience about the Russia meeting

Last Updated: August 2, 2017 @ 7:09 AM

In Stephen Colbert’s Tuesday night opening monologue, the first mention of President Trump earned some hearty boos from the audience. “You’ve got to pace yourself,” the late night host warned.

“For Donald Trump it has been a rough couple of… his entire presidency,” Colbert began. “Try to remember what we were talking about last month. There’s this place called Russia,” he continued, reminding viewers of Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Colbert went on to make fun of both Trump and Trump, Jr. for a report from The Washington Post that says Trump dictated Trump, Jr.’s statement about the meeting. “Yeah, he dictated it. It’s official. Donald Trump is a dictator,” Colbert said, adding, “technically.”

“Plus, that is so weak,” he continued. “Can you imagine? Don Jr. gets in trouble, he literally got his daddy to write a note for him.”

Watch Colbert’s full monologue above.