Trump yesterday promised "fire and fury like the world has never seen" should North Korea continue to threaten the USA, words that brought a warning from Kim Jong-un about preemptive military strikes against Pacific targets, including Guam. An eerie echo of how Truman threatened Japan in 1945. "I'm not saying what we have isn't special, but we're not exclusive", Colbert said to audience laughs.
Humphrey said that Donald Trump should be relieved of the powers of the Presidency as soon as possible.
"They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen". Immediately, Colbert questions him on the potential war, asking if he really gives Trump permission to "take out" North Korea.
Kennedy praised Trump, along with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley, for the harsh sanctions passed unanimously in the U.N. last week against North Korea, but noted the oil trade into the country still allows its ships, missiles, and planes to function.
Quinn, who was a US ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, said there's no need to panic.
In response, North Korea said it was considering a missile strike on the US territory of Guam. "He certainly shouldn't doubt the will of the United State". "He (Kim Jong-un) has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement".
Colbert took that moment to hide beneath the camera.
"I think in the president's mind, he wanted to be sure to send a message back which says, 'Just to be clear that you're not intimidating anybody, '" said Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation.
"They count on me to be a straight shooter with a calm voice", he said to start his monologue Tuesday.