"Here's something you did not talk about much on TV this weekend," Stephen Colbert said in his Late Show Monday night monograph. "The President of the United States has again been charged with sexual assault." While the audience sneered, the host joked: "Trump is really repeating his 2016 strategy."
Colbert, of course, referred to the new claim of author E Jean Carroll, who says in her new memoir that Donald Trump raped her in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman in the mid-nineties.
"These allegations are specific, they are credible and they are terrible," said Colbert. "And they have Carroll come in front of the 22nd woman. 22 women! That should trigger an alarm. "
" Let me put it that way, "he continued. "If a person in your life has accused you of shitting in your sink, I could be sure that's a lie. But if, over the course of the 73 years of your life, 22 different people have provided detailed accounts of the times when you've shit in their kitchen sinks, I'll start believing you're a sink salesman. There is no difference here.
From then on, Colbert Trump's sweeping refusals of the incident turned up (recorded before calling Carroll "not my type"), including the analogy that the President made between himself and the Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, had pulled.
"On the board Kavanaugh replied: 'Stop helping! ", Joked Colbert, adding as Trump," No, Brett, you and I are exactly the same. Besides, I could not have been in this Bergdorf Goodman locker room. I was at Beach Week and fought with P. J. and Squi. "