“Trump is also futzing with the Middle East, because today, the United States officially broke with tradition and opened an embassy in Jerusalem. Now we’ve just got to destabilize Antarctica and we’ll have global crisis bingo,” joked Stephen Colbert.
The Late Show host dedicated a portion of his Monday night monologue to the Jerusalem embassy, which was met with protests from Palestinian activists—ones that were met with violence by Israeli forces, resulting in 52 dead and approximately 1,200 injured along the Gaza border.
“In response to moving the embassy, deadly violence has broken out, but according to the U.S. ambassador to Israel, the act of moving the embassy sends the message to Israel that ‘you are not alone,’” said Colbert. “It’s true: Israel is not alone. There’s a bunch of other people who live there too. They’re the angry ones.”
In lieu of the president attending the Jerusalem embassy opening—after all, the man once boasted that the most dangerous place he’d ever been to is Brooklyn—he sent his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
“Now, the president couldn’t be there himself because, you know, the angry people, so instead, he sent Peace-Treaty Barbie and Collusion Ken,” joked Colbert of Javanka. “Jared explained that the embassy was good for peace.”
Colbert then threw to a clip of Kushner announcing, “When there is peace in this region, we will look back upon this day and remember that the journey to peace started with a strong America recognizing the truth.”
Of course, in true Colbert fashion, he dubbed Kushner’s voice to be extra squeaky.