Laura Benanti delivered a jaw-dropping moment on Monday night when a dirty joke about President Donald Trump appeared to catch “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert off-guard.
Appearing in her recurring role as first lady Melania Trump, Benanti made a crack about Trump’s “privates.” Colbert paused as the audience laughed, then stumbled over his next line, leading to this bleeped reaction:
Addressing this new found spikiness of the first lady’s actions, The Late Show host Stephen Colbert conducted a fake interview with actress Laura Benanti, who played the role of Melania Trump.
He started by wishing her a happy Thanksgiving, and Benanti quipped that the annual pardoning of the turkeys would be the only White House residents “who won’t be going to jail.”
When asked why Ricardel was sacked, the fake Melania said: “She’s lying, she’s vindictive and we’ve pretty much got that covered.”
Colbert asked if the press release statement firing Ricardel was a “tad insensitive”. In a dig at one of the first lady’s recent campaigns, saying “All I want is to end bullying and if you disagree with that I will crush you like a tiny bug underneath my stiletto.”
Colbert struggled to hold it together after asking if it should have been something that she should have handled with her husband Donald Trump “in private”, to which she quipped: “Oh please Stephen, I haven’t handled my husband’s privates in years.”