On Thanksgiving Eve, Stephen Colbert devoted a piece of his Late Present monologue to a sure tax-avoiding billionaire, Elon Musk—by all accounts the richest man on the planet.
“For some cause, there’s all the time a lot of billionaire information,” provided Colbert. “I’ll provide the newest in tonight’s installment of my long-running phase: ‘Wealthy individuals, they’re simply not like us. Us pay taxes.’”
With that, Colbert dug in, addressing Musk’s little Twitter feud with Bernie Sanders over the Vermont senator’s suggestion that Musk pay his justifiable share in taxes.
“First up: SpaceX founder Elon Musk… has been somewhat prickly ever since Democrats advised the rich pay any taxes,” defined Colbert. “For example, not too long ago Bernie Sanders tweeted, ‘We should demand that the extraordinarily rich pay their justifiable share. Interval.’ To which Musk replied, ‘I hold forgetting that you just’re nonetheless alive.’”
It was a weird reply, all thinks thought-about. “Hey, buddy: You can’t discuss to Bernie like that,” Colbert shot again.
Then, he did his finest Bernie Sanders impression: “You higher watch your mouth, house boy! I’m from Brooklyn, the BK, you retain talkin’ to me like that, I’m gonna slap the tax cash you owe proper off your high one p.c. Keep in mind, in house, no one can hear me put my foot up your ass!”