As President Donald Trump took to the skies on his way to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, late-night hosts took to the airwaves to point out the fact that Melania Trump announced she wouldn't be going with him for this trip ... on their wedding anniversary.
It was an interesting detail that Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers couldn't resist exploring. They also took a look at the latest developments in the Russia collusion probe spearheaded by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and its latest developments.
As Trump was headed out of the country, Mueller revealed his intentions to interview both Steve Bannon, a former White House strategist and Trump campaign head, as well as Trump himself, who said he's looking forward to it.
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
The CBS star was in a chipper mood on Wednesday night. He had compliments for everyone at the top of the show, including his viewers. "You're looking good out there, America," he said. "I've gotta ask, have you lost weight? Like maybe 239 pounds? Because Donald Trump has left the country."
Trump, of course, was headed to Switzerland to take part in the World Economic Forum. "While he's there, Trump will give an address and meet with foreign leaders, including Rwandan president Paul Kagame," Colbert said before imagining how that conversation might go.
"President Kajagoogoo, I have heard only great things about your 'shithole,' I gotta tell ya," Colbert said in his Trump voice, referencing the president's alleged comments about African nations.
Melania Trump notably announced that she wouldn't be joining the president due to "scheduling and logistical issues." This made sense to Colbert, who added, "Yes, there were logistical issues. For instance, the weather. She was afraid it was going to be too Stormy."
"Trump may stay over there for a while because Robert Mueller is -- what's the word -- doing his job," Colbert added.
Mueller's job is to continue his investigation into possible collusion with Russia during Trump's presidential campaign, and now he wants to hear from Bannon and Trump, prompting Fallon to joke: "It's gonna be awkward when Trump tries to flee to Mexico and can't climb over his own wall."
When talking about Trump's trip to Switzerland, Fallon joked about the length of the flight, as well. "The flight is supposed to last eight hours, or as they told Trump, 16 'Spongebobs.'"
He also had to slip into his Trump accent --- because these late-night hosts so love to do that -- when talking about some of the protest signs that Trump might see in Switzerland. For example, he could get one that says "Dump Trump."
"Haha, you spelled Donald wrong," Fallon said in his Trump voice. "There's two P's."
Seth Meyers also pounced on Trump for Melania ditching him on their wedding anniversary.
"Many are claiming that by announcing on their wedding anniversary that she would not travel with President Trump to Switzerland this week, First Lady Melania may be trying to send a subliminal message to Trump," he pointed out.
But then he zoomed in on her facial expression. "Subliminal?" he asked. "Look at her face. That's about as liminal as it gets!"
As for that Russia investigation, Meyers talked about Mueller seeking to interview Bannon by the end of the month. "They'd do it sooner, but they need to get their vaccines first," he joked.
"Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said yesterday that the White House wants to see the Russia investigation come to a complete and full conclusion," Meyers said, before adding, "'Uh, no you don't,' replied Robert Mueller."