Stephen Colbert wouldn’t let Friday go by without another friendly ribbing of press secretary Sean Spicer about his close encounter with the White House shrubbery.
The “Late Show” host took a moment in his opening monologue Friday to give a lesson in grammar about prepositions. You know, “in,” “out,” “around,” “by,” “among,” etc. Earlier in the week, he joked about reports that Spicer was hiding “in the bushes” on the White House lawn as he prepared to answer questions from reporters about the firing of FBI director James Comey. However, the Washington Post soon issued a correction saying Spiecer was simply huddling “among” the bushes.
Colbert illustrated the subtlety with two giant bushes.
“He wasn’t hiding ‘in’ the bushes; he was hiding ‘among’ the bushes,” Colbert said, popping in and out of view. “Totally different. You see how much more reassuring this is? This is perfectly dignified… and Sean Spicer hiding is a great way to teach our kids about prepositions.”
Pushing one shrub away, Colbert added, “And my favorite is ‘Sean hides from ‘the Bushes’ just because one of ‘the Bushes’ asked him a question about James Comey.” With that, Colbert jogged off camera.
Check out the funny clip above.