President Trump's staff has left him to his own devices — notably, his Twitter phone — during his 11-day vacation at a golf resort in New Jersey, and "behind the scenes, he's apparently freaking out about all the investigations closing in," Stephen Colbert said on Monday's Late Show. "Between Friday and Sunday he tweeted 48 times!" Colbert focused on one tweet in particular: Trump admitting the Trump Tower meeting his son Don Jr. organized with Russians was about getting "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, and denying he's worried this puts his "wonderful son, Donald," in legal jeopardy.
"'Wonderful son' Donald?" Colbert joked. "So he has two sons named Donald?" He unpacked Trump's "tweetfession" some more. "Of course, the biggest takeaway from this tweet is that he's straight-up admitting that this was a meeting with representatives of the Russian government to get information on an opponent — also known as collusion," he said. Colbert ran through the earlier lies from Trump officials about the nature of the meeting, then moved on to Trump's first and only tweet about the wildfires ravaging California.
"I just want to take a second to say that our thoughts are with all those affected and with the first responders who are bravely fighting this disaster," Colbert said. "Donald Trump had a slightly different take," and he read it, with a factual critique. Trump makes a "good point," he deadpanned. "People forget that trees are the things that are burning; that's why we have to clear-cut them. Remember Smokey the Bear's motto: 'Only You Can Prevent Forests.'" Colbert ended by ridiculing a Trump tweet accusing the "Fake News Media" of starting wars. You can watch that below. Peter Weber