Stephen Colbert took a swipe at Donald Trump on Tuesday’s “The Late Show” after it was reported the president may have been lying about the amount of money he had received from his father.
The New York Times published an exposé this week, which stated Trump had actually received a whopping $413 million from his dad’s estate.
It was even reported that by the age of 3, Trump was getting the equivalent of $200,000 every year, despite him previously saying his dad loaned him $1 million to get him started.
Colbert told viewers, “Let me get this straight: At one point Donald Trump was an extraordinarily wealthy toddler — and today he is still that.
“Hey, $413 million, $1 million, what’s the difference?” the talk-show host joked.
It was also claimed Trump and his siblings set up fake corporations to hide from the IRS millions of dollars in gifts they were receiving from their parents.
Colbert wasn’t the only one commenting on the report, with Jimmy Kimmel also saying: “He’s not just a con man, he was a con baby first.”
He added, “He earned that money, he ate every piece of broccoli on his plate.”
After reading out the following statement from Trump’s lawyers: “There was no fraud or tax evasion by anyone. The facts upon which the Times bases its false allegations are extremely inaccurate,” Kimmel shared: “Gee, I wish there was a way to know for sure. Maybe some kind of a tax return that could be released or something to clear this all up.
“Trump was getting millions of dollars a year from his father until he was in his 50s. Our president was a 50-year-old man who still got an allowance.”