Colbert referred to the drama that sparked between Trump and Warriors player Stephen Curry. The president had invited the basketball team to visit the White House, but Curry laughed and said he didn’t want to go. That prompted Trump to withdraw the invite, claiming Curry was “hesitating.”
Impersonating Trump, Colbert teased, “You don’t wanna go to prom with me? Well, guess what? Prom is canceled ’cause it’s stupid. I didn’t want to go to begin with, and I’m not crying, you’re crying.”
“But in this instance,” he added, “Donald Trump is messing with forces he doesn’t understand: LeBron James.” The Cavaliers player stood by Curry and tweeted, “U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
That’s when Colbert lost it. The late-night host shouted, “Ooooh!” and fell into the arms of The Late Show piano player Jon Batiste. “I think we have a visual approximation of that tweet,” Colbert said as a Photoshopped image of James dunking a basketball over Trump’s head popped up on screen.
But “maybe the sickest burn,” he said, came from Chicago Bulls’ Robin Lopez, who tweeted, “It’s ok @warriors, in a few months @realDonaldTrump probably won’t be able to visit the White House either.”
“It’s official: Donald Trump is now going to get fewer visits from basketball players than Kim Jong-un,” Colbert said.
Watch the host’s reaction to the Twitter wars in the clip above.