Stephen Colbert breaks down latest Trump scandal over James Comey

Posted May 17, 2017

The "Late Show" host has one impassioned message for the president: Please don't fire Spicer, as Colbert will miss the press secretary's "veiled anger and condescension" if he were to go.

To illustrate just how egregious Trump's actions have been, Colbert noted that one of the strongest criticisms came from Republican Senator Bob Corker, who recently said that the White House is in "a downward spiral". The good news? Trump found the leaker.

To make his plea, Colbert addressed Trump directly, as he does so often when he wants to rib the president on Late Show.

"The information is so sensitive, that the article can't describe in detail what was shared, but one official said, "This is code-word information, "' Colbert continued".

On Monday, The Washington Post reported that Trump had revealed classified information about an "Islamic state terrorist threat" while meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador last week. "You have to say things like, 'The package has been delivered, ' 'The squirrel is in the basket, ' or 'The idiot is in the Oval'".

"Ladies and gentlemen, there's no getting around it", Colbert said.

The "Late Show" host also took issue with Trump's latest idea to hold his own news conferences. Second of all, please, please, please don't take Sean Spicer from us!

Colbert was addressing the breaking news from The New York Times that President Donald Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to "let go" of the investigation into retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. "We know he's screwing the country but he hasn't made it clear what the position is". I think this is another example of whatever Trump does gets the worst possible spin'. "Oh, sir, please don't do your own press conferences", he said, rubbing his hands together.