It looks like Stephen Colbert and President Donald Trump might actually agree on one thing — that “CNN” is “fake news.”
The reason? On Thursday morning, “CNN” published a botched headline titled “Look Who’s Playing John Bolton on ‘SNL’,” referring to comedian Dana Carvey’s appearance as Trump’s National Security Advisor-designate, John Bolton, on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”
During Thursday night’s opening monologue, Colbert addressed the error while talking about Trump’s personal call with Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on the huge ratings for the premiere of the “Roseanne” revival.
“The reason Trump crowed about the ratings is that on the show, Roseanne the character agrees with Donald Trump,” Colbert said.
“A lot of people called that ‘refreshing.’ Well, I would like 18 million people to watch my show,” Colbert continued. “So let me serve up some refreshment right now, and I mean this sincerely. I agree with Donald Trump about something: CNN lies.”
“Fake. News. I take everything back. I apologize. Donald Trump is a great president,” Colbert said. “Come on, CNN, this isn’t ‘SNL,’ unless you think S-N-L stands for ‘Stephen’s Nightly Laughs.’”
Colbert then proceeded to offer CNN some unsolicited advice.
“Here’s how you can tell that clip wasn’t on ‘Saturday Night Live’: It was a Wednesday. We tape during the daytime. And we’re not live. You got three things wrong — in three letters!” he said.