The Late Show host decided to deliver a proper commencement address to the final graduating class of Trump University on Monday night.
The rest of the media may be distracted by Donald Trumps feud with the cast of Broadways Hamilton, but Stephen Colbert has not forgotten that the president-elect settled a $25 million fraud lawsuit over the weekend.
Now that the lawsuit against Trump University, which several students describe as an elaborate con that left them in debt, is finally settled, the Late Show host decided that the final graduating class deserved a proper commencement address.
After donning his graduation cap, as Pomp and Circumstance played in the background, Colbert spoke directly to the graduates of Trump University. As you leave these hallowed hotel ballrooms to start your lives, and then restart your educations at an actual school, he said, you will be entering a troubled world. For example, Donald Trump is going to be president.
But you are uniquely poised to take on that challenge, because real world experience is the best teacher, he continued. And youve been conned by a master. He want to say, I hope and pray that you will take the lessons of Trump University with you: The future is what you make of it! And also, never take business advice from a man who cant sell vodka and steaks.
So go out there and be a shining example of Trump Universitys timeless motto, the host concluded. Carpe Crotch-em.
The Sunday shows may have spent more time rehashing the Hamilton incident than they did talking about the students who lost out at Trump University. But Colbert wasnt about to make that same mistake.