Stephen Colbert compares Donald Trump to Megatron from Transformers
Having already compared Donald Trump to Voldemort, Stephen Colbert is now referencing another big-screen villain in relation to the president.
On Monday’s Late Show, the late-night host discussed the ties between Russia and the Trump administration, with the most recent allegations that Russia hired internet trolls to create anti-Hillary Clinton fake news stories.
“When I say fake news, this is real fake news, not fake fake news that is real news that Donald Trump just doesn’t like,” quipped Colbert.
The reported process — one nearly identical to a current plot on Homeland — involved using bots to like and share fake news posts, further disseminating misinformation and fooling more online readers into believing it.
“Because if enough people say something is popular, I might trust that it’s good,” said Colbert. “It’s like how if one person tells me how Transformers is a good movie, I might not see it. But if everyone on Facebook is raving about it, I’ll go. And by the time I realize I was lied to, Megatron is president.”
Watch the clip above.
The Late Show airs on CBS at 11:35 p.m. ET.