Donald Trump visited Mexico president Enrique Peña Nieto on Wednesday, a trip Stephen Colbert mocked on the latest episode of The Late Show by comparing it to a telenovela.
As Colbert noted, Peña Nieto had previously likened the GOP nominee to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini after Trump’s inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants and his stated policy to build a wall between the Mexico-U.S. border. (Trump claims Mexico will fund the wall.)
Joking he had footage from the secret meeting between Peña Nieto and Trump, the Late Show host showed a clip of two women fighting on a Spanish-language soap opera. “That’s rough stuff,” Colbert joked. “But that’s what Trump gets for sleeping with Peña Nieto’s lover while he was in a coma.”
But despite mocking Trump for the trip, Colbert concluded that the former reality television host looked like a true politician. “Trump looked almost president…” Colbert said, before choking back the word “presidential” with a faux gag.
“There he was, there was a podium and another president,” Colbert added. “You could really imagine him doing that again, but with the training wheels off. The big boy pants, the launch codes.”
“The whole thing changed the way you look at Trump, but thankfully didn’t change the way you hear him,” Colbert said, before playing a clip from Trump’s remarks.
“”I have many friends, so many friends, so many friends coming to Mexico and in Mexico. I’m proud to say how many people I employ,” Trump said. “The United States first, second, and third generation Mexicans are beyond reproach.”
“Yes, Trump is a big fan of second and third generation Americans,” Colbert said. “Or as they’re known in America, ‘Americans’.”
Watch the clip below.