His talk show won't debut till September, but Colbert took aim at Trump in a video on Tuesday

By K.c. Blumm
Updated June 17, 2015 01:00 AM
Advertisement
Paul Zimmerman/Getty

Welcome back, Stephen Colbert, we’ve missed you.

There’s still three months to go till Colbert takes over hosting The Late Show on CBS, but the former Colbert Report host couldn’t wait to skewer Donald Trump in the wake of the businessman’s announcement that he’s running for president in 2016.

In a video posted on CBS Tuesday, Colbert, who sported an oversize comb-over, was wheeled up to a podium in “a giant human trashcan,” and in his best booming Trump-like voice made a rambling, hilarious speech.

“This will be the finest, most luxurious gold-plated, diamond-encrusted campaign that will give hope to a weary nation until together we reach that fine fall day when the new season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres,” Colbert said as he mocked the over-the-top announcement Trump gave earlier in the day. “And if elected, Trump will be in his own word, ‘the greatest jobs president that God ever created.’ ”

Geraldo Rivera Backs Donald Trump for President

Colbert then admitted that Trump’s presidential campaign “is not just great for America, it’s great for late-night television.”