“The Late Show” debuted an “Explainsley to Ainsley” segment Tuesday night in response to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt’s statements that Americans want someone to “connect the dots” for them when it comes to President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry.
CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert said Earhardt is “sincerely ignorant,” then rolled the clip of her saying, “I think this is too much in the weeds. First, they are going after the president with impeachment, then they are going after Rudy Giuliani. Now it’sBill Barr and Americans are saying, ‘What? How are they all connected? Connect the dots for us. What are you talking about?’ It’s so much information.”
“Ainsley’s right! It’s so much information! How are we supposed to remember up to three people? It’s just confusing!” Colbert exclaimed, before adding: “It is a lot of information, so I’ll connect the dots for her.”
From there, he approached a display board covered with photos of Trump, Giuliani, Barr, and others at the center of the Ukraine story, including former vice president Joe Biden. The decision to begin the inquiry came after a whistleblower complaint that Trump sought to use foreign power from Ukraine during a phone call for his own political gain. During the call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to the whistleblower, Trump urged him to investigate Biden’s son.
“If you wanna connect the dots of the abuse of power at the heart of the Trump administration, it’s very complicated,” he said, turning the board over to show a chalkboard that just said “TRUMP” and “UKRAINE.”
He drew an arrow between them, saying, “Trump asked for dirt on Biden from the Ukraine. Just keep playing this back until it sinks in.”
A representative for Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.