On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert started out his show by stating something positive about Donald Trump.
“After a string of vaping-related deaths, the FDA is banning flavored e-cigarettes,” the Late Show host said.
But after the positive statements about agreeing for the need for a ban, Colbert zeroed in on a statement Trump made during the vaping press conference.
“That’s how the first lady got involved. She’s got a son,” Trump said before quickly adding the word “together.” He called their son Barron a “beautiful young man,” adding that Melania “feels very, very strongly” about this issue.
“Nice save, buddy,” Colbert said with a sarcastic clap. “First lady has got a son—together—it’s a mutual son, of course, I’m very involved with the doings of it, and so is the first lady, who is a lovely mother, together, who I love and know her name so well that I won’t waste your time saying it out loud. So…Tim Apple.” Colbert said.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) September 12, 2019
Over on the Daily Show, Trevor Noah also focused on Trump’s slip, saying, “‘She’s got a son?’ You mean the son she made with you?”
TONIGHT: Donald Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes, inspired in part by his wife’s son, who is coincidentally also his own son. pic.twitter.com/ts4LtwlhHD
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) September 11, 2019
“How on earth does Trump forget that he has a son?” Noah asked. “He’s like the world’s worst dad,” he added. He then went on to compare Trump to Darth Vader.
But “at least Darth Vader claimed his son,” Noah said. Then he joked that Trump would have said, “Luke, she is your mother.”