Before Hillary Clinton made a decision to include "Russian hacking" on her long and growing list of excuses for losing the 2016 USA presidential election, back when she was U.S. secretary of state, Clinton's foundation sent an invitation to then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to attend the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative summit in NY. I was in the good company of about 65 million USA voters (give or take), despite how many times we've heard that the person they voted for should just "go away".
She said the fact she's a woman "does seem to get him agitated". The jokes were written in case of a Clinton win, which obviously didn't happen. "I said, 'Well, I'll ask him, but if he's busy, I'll go'". He has even branded its dictatorial leader, Kim Jong Un, with an insulting nickname.
She continued, "What I'd hope the president would have said, was something along the lines of, 'We view this as unsafe to our allies, to the region, and even to your country".
During his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Trump harshly criticized the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying "Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime".
"One of the things that you say in the book is that in recovering from this and while writing the book, you leaned heavily on chardonnay", Colbert said, taking the opportunity to pour them both glasses of wine.
Putin started to point out places to visit to see polar bears and other animals, and "then he says to me, 'Would your husband like to come?'" "Because I did not run for president, and I could barely do it", Colbert followed up.
Being reminded of a time when Clinton was actually in the running to win is bittersweet, but it's good to know Colbert comes prepared.
"Yeah", Clinton said, smiling.