Given Donald Trump’s presidential address happened after Stephen Colbert had taped his show on Tuesday, The Late Show host was only able to respond the next day.
It’s still as searing an analysis as ever, with Colbert saying the 19-day shutdown has lasted longer than his new year’s resolution, and that the address was boring.
“Sorry, the national crisis put me to sleep. Why was he so calm if there’s a crisis?” Colbert joked, before suggesting that the president had been tranquillised.
Colbert then turned to the topic of the border wall itself, and what material it would be built with — Trump said it will be a steel barrier rather than a concrete wall.
“Mr President, steel slats are not the metal bars we want you behind,” Colbert said.