Sometimes, important news breaks, and you have to jump on it immediately… especially when it involves the word “Weiner.”
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert took to YouTube on Friday to address the bombshell news that the FBI is investigating newly discovered emails related to presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. As Colbert notes in the video above, he had already taped Friday’s monologue the day before — “and since then, kind of a neat story has come out.”
Colbert says the new emails are related to Clinton’s infamous private server, “which, at this point, has ironically become the world’s most public server.” He then adds that the FBI discovered the emails while investigating disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, and gleefully displays the New York Times headline: “New Clinton Case Emails Tied to Weiner.” (Man, that name is the comedy gift that keeps on giving, isn’t it?)
Colbert notes the irony of Weiner’s X-rated texts derailing her presidential bid just as she’s accusing Trump of sexual misconduct: “Truly, for the Clinton campaign, horny men giveth, and horny men taketh away.” He also marvels at this latest stumble from Hillary: “What cursed monkey’s paw did you wish upon to become president? Just stop touching it! That goes for you, too, Anthony Weiner! Give it a rest!”
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The Late Show With Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35/10:35c on CBS.
Press PLAY on the video above to see Colbert’s commentary, then hit the comments with your best Weiner jokes.