Stephen Colbert of ‘The Late Show’ took a real jab at Donald Trump Jr. on Friday night. Donald Trump’s oldest son has become one of Colbert’s favorite targets over the past four years.
Donald Trump Jr. appeared on Fox News last week where he was interviewed by Laura Ingraham. Throughout the interview, Trump Jr. gnashed his teeth and repeatedly twitched. He downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic even though numbers are rising and even went as far as to state that the current death toll of more than 230,000 Americans “is almost nothing.”
“If you’re curious how much Don Jr. thinks is ‘almost nothing,’ yesterday 1,004 Americans died of coronavirus. I wouldn’t ask Don Jr. to give a eulogy,” Colbert joked before imitating Trump: “We’re gathered here today for absolutely no good reason! What are you all crying about! Your grandpa is just one guy…it’s almost nothing!”
During Trump Jr’s interview with Ingraham, he falsely alleged that the Trump administration had “gotten control” of the entire pandemic. He then told viewers to check out his Instagram account.
Colbert interrupted the Fox video and obliged going to Trump Jr’s Instagram and clicking on a video that showed him lying in bed and saying to the camera, “Hey guys, hope you’re doing well. Just looking at my algorithms get crushed.”
“From the looks of things, ‘Instant-gram’ might be the name of Don Jr.’s cocaine delivery service, because it sure seems like he’s crushing more than his algorithm,” Colbert joked.
This is not the first time that Colbert has brought up cocaine in association with Donald Trump Jr. Colbert and many Americans questioned if Trump Jr. had been into the white powder before he stepped on stage to give his speech at the Republican National Convention.
Trump Jr. delivered his speech while sweaty and glassy-eyed. He would later deny he uses cocaine and claimed his appearance was caused by the lighting used during the event, but no other speaker that night had any type of issue during their speeches.
Trump Jr. has denied these allegations time and time again. “I guess there must have been something with the lighting, but they started doing this trending thing,” he said, before bellowing the mock headline: “DONALD TRUMP JR.’S ON COCAINE.”
On Fox & Friends, Donald Trump Jr responds to allegations he was high on cocaine during the RNC: "It must have been something with the lighting … you have me confused with Hunter Biden" pic.twitter.com/kmjsdlRiIA— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 26, 2020
Apparently, Trump Jr has issues with lighting like his father, who claimed that it was energy-efficient light bulbs that make him appear to be orange the difference is in Trump Jr’s case the lightbulbs make him appear to be fueled up on cocaine.
No on else had issues with the lighting that evening, including his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Trump Jr. has been a favorite target from Trump opposition, like the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump PAC, released its latest video, a one-minute satirical ad that features Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr.
The video is a remix of a six-minute video that Donald Trump Jr. published earlier on Wednesday. In his video, Trump Jr. accused Joe Biden and his son, Hunter of making corrupt business deals with China, Russia, and Ukraine.
The Lincoln Project used the video to create a much shorter ad and manipulated it to make it appear that Trump Jr. is endorsing Biden and accusing his father of using “his political power to sell out the United States of America to our enemies and enrich himself.”
During the ad, the Lincoln Project also has Trump Jr. uttering the word “cocaine” randomly at least three times.
“I’m Donald Trump Jr.” the ad begins. “I’m the son of the President of the United States, one of the most unethical humans in political history.”
“My father was threatening to withhold U.S. aid to Ukraine by effectively blackmailing the Ukrainian government with taxpayer money,” Trump Jr. is edited to say.
“My father leveraged his political power to sell out the United States of America to our enemies and enrich himself.”
The ad wraps up with Trump Jr. saying, “We need someone who will put the interests of the American people over the interests of themselves, and that person is Vice President Joe Biden. Cocaine.”
We fixed Don Jr.’s crazy ad. pic.twitter.com/TE929T1f2x— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 15, 2020
In his ad, Trump Jr. says, “The Biden family is the most corrupt political family in American history. I can prove it. Joe Biden is terrified that you are about to hear the truth.”
Trump’s oldest son then goes on to reference various claims made in an 87-page report that was released back in September by Republican Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. The report alleged that Joe Biden possibly used his political position to improperly aid his son’s business dealings.
The Biden family has spent decades in Washington, DC enriching themselves by selling access to Joe Biden’s taxpayer funded office.— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 14, 2020
Hunter Biden is corrupt. Jim Biden is corrupt. Joe Biden is corrupt.
The report alleged that Hunter Biden received “questionable payments” from the wife of the former mayor of Moscow and the Chinese government.
Trump Jr. Goes on in his ad to allege that Biden’s brother, James, secured a U.S. contract to build 100,000 houses in Iraq despite having no background in the industry. However, it has been reported that James Biden only had a “minority share” in the company that built the houses.
The report did not prove any actual criminal financial activity by Hunter Biden, nor did it show any wrongdoing by Joe Biden.
“The dark and complex inner lacings of corruption within the Biden family has now been exposed with this incriminating investigation by the United States Senate,” Trump Jr. went on to claim in his ad.
“Did the Biden’s financial entanglements impact U.S. foreign policy? Of course, they did. But did they care? Of course not. That was the plan all along.”
The Lincoln Project also took aim at Lindsey Graham recently as he is fighting for his own political life. Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison is making a run for Graham’s Senate seat with a huge lead in fundraising.
GOP Super PAC The Lincoln Project took aim and ripped the rival Republican. They blasted him with a new ad set to the tune of Sarah McLachlan’s ‘Angel’:
Every single hour in South Carolina, Lindsey Graham is being violently out-fundraised.— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 25, 2020
But you can help stop the suffering. pic.twitter.com/9rDS5naJ4V
The Lincoln Project is not only driven to push Trump out of office, but also his cronies. How does Graham respond under such a triple threat?
The Republican from South Carolina is caught in a contentious clash for his Senate seat this November.