“The one thing he hates more than anything is people hearing he’s not as rich he claims he is,” Colbert said during his opening monologue.
This week, the public got a taste of exactly that after New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a civil lawsuit accusing Trump and his family of “staggering” fraud. James claimed the former president had dramatically inflated the values of his assets, especially his Mar-a-Lago home.
Trump claimed it was worth $739 million while James said the actual value was just one-tenth of that number.
“Well, of course it’s worth less now,” Colbert cracked. “The FBI took away all the most re-sellable documents.”
See more in his Wednesday night monologue: