U.S. President Donald Trump may have been trading barbs with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over the last year, including calling him “Rocket Man”, but now the two might be meeting.
News of the North Korean invitation to Trump for a meeting broke while Global’s “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” was taping and the late night host stopped everything for an improvised monologue about the story.
“This can only mean one thing,” Colbert joked. “Dennis Rodman is going to get the Nobel Peace Prize.”
“We don’t know all the details yet, but because North Korea is an economically-starved country, the invitation is BYO-everything,” the host added. “Nobody knows where this will end up, this is all so fresh.”
At one point, Colbert attempted to make a joke asking Trump, “How about bringing peace to your own country first,” only to flub the line as he hadn’t had time to rehearse. “This is how the sausage is made,” he told the audience.
On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” the show’s host also responded to the big news, telling the audience, “The North Korean leader extended an olive branch to Donald Trump, which is a big deal because olive branches are really the only thing they have to eat there.”
Playing a clip of a South Korean official making the announcement and saying that Trump expressed a desire to meet with Kim “by May,” Kimmel joked, “By May? He’s not still gonna be president by May!”
“Imagine Kim Jong Un meeting Donald Trump,” he added. “The two worst haircuts in the world together.”