The "Late Show" host ponders who's on Trump's list.
Recently, Donald Trump announced that he has assembled a list of at least 30 individuals he would like to legally pardon. After reprieving conservative filmmaker and critic Dinesh D'Souza, as well as convicted felon Alice Marie Johnson, the current POTUS has dozens of others he would like to similarly excuse.
During a recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the comedian addressed the president's claims in a particularly hilarious fashion. Titling the segment "Trump Is Obsessed With Pardons," Colbert imitates the president's distinct vocal inflection to rally off a diverse list of individuals worthy of his executive might.
Some of the names included: Iron Mike Tyson, Charlie Sheen, the "hot mugshot convict," Hannibal Lecter, Fred Flintstone, and Osama Bin Laden. After naming off Bin Laden, Colbert exclaims "take that Obama! Now you killed an innocent man," causing the audience to erupt into laughter.
Colbert brought attention to the fact that Trump is preoccupied with speaking about his power to pardon, which the comedian jokes has replaced his former favourite conversation topic "don't you think my daughter is hot?"