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Stephen Colbert Receives an Unexpected White House Phone Call: ‘I Wanted to Ask You…’

Amid the cacophony of headlines that are emerging at a rapid fire pace out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, it can be difficult for late night comedy hosts to pick and choose the ones most worthy of skewering. On Thursday night, Stephen Colbert used part of his monologue to target a few specific pieces of news regarding President Donald Trump and some basic information that he may or may not know.

Colbert cited from one recent Huffington Post report that indicated that even when it comes to economics — an area that this POTUS would be presumably well-versed in — there may be room for improvement: “President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it strong one that’s good for the economy? Or a weak one?” they wrote.

“Quick follow-up question,” said Colbert. “Should a President know stuff or not know stuff?” The Late Show host also mocked the reported 3 a.m. phone call between Trump and General Mike Flynn, saying, “I find it hard to believe that the President of the United States is up late at night calling the wrong people for answers to basic questions.”

And right on cue, Colbert’s phone rings. The ‘Trump’ on the other end of the line proceeds to ask a litany of basic questions, including, “Is it three branches of government or four?” and “When you put pizza on a bagel, can you have pizza anytime?”

Watch the rest of the bit, along with Colbert’s Thursday night monologue, above via CBS.

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