tv The Late Show With Stephen Colbert CBS June 13, 2018 11:35pm-12:37am PDT
>> it's "the late show with stephen colbert." tonight, michael flipping cohen. plus, stephen welcomes anthony scaramucci and michael avenatti. and musical guest chromeo, featuring d.r.a.m. featuring jon batiste and stay human. and now, live on tape from the ed sullivan theater in new york city, it's stephen colbert! ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: oh! hey! how are you?
please, sit down, everybody. thank you very much. well, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to "the late show." i'm your host, stephen colbert. donald trump is back from his to face-to-face with kim jong-un, and that's a lot of face. ( laughter ) but now he's got to deal with an even greater threat: robert mueller. and i'll tell you all about it in tonight's "cohen corner." tonight the corner is crowded, because there is huge news in the mueller investigation. sources say that ex-trump lawyer michael cohen is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors. yes, michael cohen is going to sing like a canary, which is ironic, because it's trump that looks like one. ( laughter ) ( applause ) now-- ( cheers and applause ) ( whistling ) the first sign that cohen is about to flip is that his
lawyers are "not expected to work with him going forward" and "replacements for the lawyers have not been named." hmm, he should hire my guest tonight, michael avenatti. i hear the last lawyer to go up against him is aboge ( laughter ) and here's its thing-- this is a th must be a s to dona trump, because it comes at a critical time, because sources say mueller is wrapping up his obstruction of justice investigation, or, as one of them put it, "it's going to hit the fan pretty soon." ( laughter ) wow. wow. ( cheers and applause ) it's going to hit the fan. it's going to hit the fan. i did not know there was a fan in donald trump's pants. because that's where it's hitting. ( laughter ) one former white house official said even before the news that cohen was cooperating broke, that "trump should be super worried about michael cohen. if anyone can blow up trump, it's him."
well, okay, that gives cohen leverage, because the last guy who threatened to blow up trump got his own summit. ( laughter ) ( applause ) yeah, he only understands-- here's the thing about donald trump. he only understands the roughrus coming, because after cohen's office was raided back in april, he tweeted, "michael is a businessman for his own account/lawyer who i have always liked and respected. most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble, even if-- dot, dot, dot, dot-- it means lying or making up stories. sorry, i don't see michael doing that." sorry, i just heard he did. ( laughter ) ( cheers and applause ) now-- you see. you hear. you feel. now, there's still hope for trump.
a person close to cohen says he hasn't flipped yet. "he's sending up a smoke signal to trump: i need help." and that smoke signal's not a metaphor. their pants are literally on fire. ( laughter ) so the question is, will donald trump pardon michael cohen? maybe, maybe not. because sources say, "trump has been fuming about cohen in private, blaming him for the messy stormy daniels situation." "why did michael make me have sex with that woman? ( laughter ) and why did he allow me to be alone with her during 'shark week'? he knows it gets my juices flow i'm in a feeding frenzy." cheeseburger-porn star. cheeseburger-porn star." so, tonight we say goodbye to a beautiful friend... thing. ♪ ♪ >> the words the media should be using to describe mr. trump are
"generous, compassionate, principalled, empathetic, kind, humble, honest, and genuine." ♪ can't live if living is without you ♪ i can't live i can't give anymore ♪ ( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: it was lovely. it was lovely. and this cohen news really took the bounce out of trump's north korea victory lap. this morning, trump made a bold claim, tweeting, "just landed-- a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day i took office. there is no longer a nuclear threat from north korea." okay, granted, i have never felt
less safe than the day you took office. ( cheers and applause ) but-- but-- but-- and it's a big but-- you didn't get anything in writing from kim. and experts sathe nuclear threatm nokorea is over."a le reaty never stopped trump from getting his tweet on, tweeting: "before taking office, people were assuming that we were going to war with north korea. president obama said that north korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. no longer-- sleep well tonight!" layoff laugh ( laughter ) what do you mean "sleep well"? you didn't change anything. it's like a lion got loose in our house, and you took a selfie with it, and then said, "everything's fine. the lion and i have great chemistry. ( laughter ) sleep tight. here, wear this lucky ham."
( laughter ) "love you, baby." ( cheers and applause ) "you'll be fine." another thing that has confused people is that trump announced that he was going to halt the joint military exercises with south korea and the u.s., but that came as a shock to our close allies, south korea and the u.s. ( laughter ) in fact, a spokesperson for south korea said, "at this moment, the meaning and intention of president trump's remarks requires more clear understanding." which is korean for "whaaaa"? ( cheers and applause ) meanwhile, "american troops said
they are still moving ahead with a military exercise this fall, until they receive guidance otherwise from the chain of command." okay, that's very important. i think the chain of command now goes trump; ivanka; dennis rodman; ivanka again; jared's wife, ivanka; "fox & friends." ( laughter ) so if he didn't consult with south korea and he didn't consult with the pentagon, where did he get the idea to stop war games? well, according to "the wall street journal," it's an idea he got after speaking to russian president vladimir putin. "look, there's still no collusion. technically, collusion happens in secret. this is totally out there." ( laughter ) "i'm just following orders." but trump sa the meeting was a complete success and that north korea pinky-swore they'd give up
their nukes, even if he didn't get it in writing. >> it wasn't too long ago that you said you define success of this meeting by north korea giving up its nuclear weapons. >> well, that's what they are doing. >> can you say why you did not secure those details in this agreement? >> cause there is no time. i'm here one day. >> stephen: yeah! there's no time. he's only there one day. do you know how much it costs to switch your reservation on air force one? there's, like, a $200 change fee, and they charge you extra to put john bolton's crate in the baggage compartment. ( laughter ) little guy is so frightened. and trump's statements don't line up with what north korea is saying. their state-run newspaper claims that not only did trump express his intention to halt the military exercises, but he also offered security guarantees to north korea, and to lift the sanctions. but you know how it is: we say "halt military exercises," they say "lift sanctions." we say "tomato" they say, "wait, you have tomatoes?
could we have those?" this raises a troubling question: if we're negotiating with dictators, what happens to america's status as an international bulwark against the rise of totalitarian-- forget it. can we talk about that raccoon now? oh, my god. oh, my god. oh, my god. i love him. i love him-- her-- whatever. i love it! that was caught climbing a minnesota skyscraper. best "spider-man" reboot ever. suck it, andrew garfield! suck it! nobody knows why the little trash panda started climbing, but he ended up there for two whole days because the windows in the building don't open, so they couldn't rescue him. but they could take adorable photos, like this one: of course, windows that open might solve the "raccoon on the side of your office building"
problem but present you with a new "raccoon inside your office building" problem. ( laughter ) now, for 48 hours, the internet watched breathlessly, dubbing the little critter "the m.p.r. raccoon," because minnesota public radio was across the street, and they were all over this story. yeah, their coverage was incredible. i loved the raccoon's interview on "fresh air." >> i want to know what you think of the direction the trump administration is heading in, in terms of law enforcement. >> stephen: she's the best interviewer. she just gets answers. her research-- her research is incredible. ( applause ) no one else is going to get that answer. >> jon: that's a good answer. >> stephen: and watching this raccoon cling to the side of a skyscraper was nerve-wracking to those who gathered to cheer it on. oh, my god. >> there he is. he's going. >> oh, my god. >> he's going for it.
>> oh, my god. ( laughs ) oh, no! >> stephen: oh, my god. what's going to happen? i haven't been this nervous since that zip-lining possum. ( laughter ) and this little raccoon infested the internet's heart. actor debra messing tweeted, "i can't handle @it. i'm on the verge of tears. he's not going to make it down himself. he hasn't had food or water for two days. he needs window washers to go get him. why can't someone make that happen? >> stephen: okay, before, i was worried about the raccoon. now i'm worried about debra messing. ( applause ) but good news! but good news, will and/or grace. because last night at 3:00 a.m., the raccoon made it to the roof! ( cheers and applause ) yeah. feel-good story. feel-good story of the summer. and it was quickly lured safely into a cage by wildlife management, thanks to a delicious meal of soft cat food.
i believe this is the perfect metaphor for 2018: we're in the middle of a hard climb, but soon we'll all be eating cat food in cages. ( cheers and applause ) we've got a great show for you tonight. anthony scaramucci and michael avenatti is here. but when we come back, trump has a strange habit, and for a change, it doesn't involve hotel mattresses. you're gonna want-- i said i'm sorry, i was eating a milky way. hey pass me that bug spray. at least it was spf 50. mmm... sorry.
discpump, foam, hydrate care foaming body wash. new dove men + care foaming body wash you shouldn't be rushed into booking a hotel. with expedia's add-on advantage, booking a flight unlocks discounts on select hotels until the day you leave for your trip. add-on advantage. only when you book with expedia. dinner date...meeting his parents dinner date. why did i want a crest 3d white smile? so i used crest. crest 3d white removes... ...95% of surface stains in just 3 days... ...for a whiter smile... that will win them over. crest. healthy, beautiful smiles for life.
( cheers and applause ) well, welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. you know, it's been established by now that donald trump is a bit of an odd duck. but this next story seems weird even now. we just learned about "donald trump's odd habit of ripping up papers when he's done with them, and throwing them in the trash or on the floor." basically, he's turning the oval office into a giant hamster cage. ( laughter )oehe dthis with everything he reads, sometimes tearing them up like confetti. this is odd. i mean, what kind of person would find that amusing? ( laughing baby ) >> stephen: quit side note: the president is turning 72 tomorrow, and i actually got him
this card. ( laughter ) he loves it. you like that? that's nice. ( cheers and applause ) >> jon: yeah! >> stephen: weeeee! but here's the thing: he's breaking the law. because of something called the presidential records act, the white house must preserve all memos, letters, emails, and papers that the president touches-- all papers. that means the library of congress is filling up with filet-o-fish wrappers. ( laughter ) apparently, white house aides brought up the issue with trump, but they found they were unable to stop him from ripping up paper after he was done with it. their first mistake: putting their request on paper. ( laughter ) however, the white house staff came up with a solution. in order to make sure that the president wasn't violating the law, they assigned a whole team of government employees to tape the papers back together.
yes, all the king's horses and all the king's men can't put humpty dumb-ass back together again. ( cheers and applause ) apparently-- >> jon: oh! >> stephen: apparently, the staffers were two records-management analysts who earned around $65,000 a year. $65,000 each?ouins $130,000 to clean up trump's mess? yeah, it checks out. we'll be right back with anthony scaramucci and michael avenatti. ♪ ♪ ( applause ) (music) [glass squeaking] [marker squeaking] (music)
>> stephen: hey, everybody! welcome back to "the late show." ladies and gentlemen, hide your children, hide your loves ones. you know my first guests tonight from television. please welcome, michael avenatti and anthony scaramucci! ♪ ♪ ( applause ) >> stephen: gentlemen, welcome back to the show, both of you. you have both on on here once before. obviously, my first question i what? what? ( laughter ) what is this? and my follow-up is why is this? why are the two of you going-- why are the two of you a team now? >> are we a team? >> i didn't know we were a team. >> i didn't know -- >> stephen: the word is you guys were shopping a show where
the two of you would debate issues of the day on television. you took it cnn. you took it to msnbc. you had to slum over here. we were the ones -- look, let me say two things. i don't have a lot of rules in my life, but one of the rules is i never do a show with a guy >>eetuly thought we durks. were doing a show, and it was going to be the male version of "thelma and louise." >> stephen: the administration is certainly driving the country off a cliff right now. so that makes sense to me. ( cheers and applause ) seriously, i know you guys have-- what is this? are you guys-- do you debate the issues? how do you even know each other? >> a mutual friend. >> not the president. >> no. or stormy. or miss clifford. but we have a mutual friend, and we had a drink together. >> stephen: you know michael cohen, i'm sure. you know michael cohen.
you guys are buddies. ( laughter ) michael cohen, evidently, he either dropped or lost his legal team, and they have not named a replacement for who that is going to be. there are rumors that he's going to flip or that he's about to be arrested. which one do you think is about to happen? let's start with you. >> i think both are going to happen. i predicted a couple of month ago that michael cohen was going to be indicted, that he was in a whole heap load of trouble. and i think we've seen that play out over the last couple of months. there's no question in my mind that he's going to be indicted. and there's no question in my mind he's going to flip on the president. i think michael cohen is in a very, very bad spot. and i think the president is in a very, very bad spot, because this is what happens when you trust your inner-most secrets to a moron. ( cheers and applause ). >> stephen: mr. scaramuchi-- hold on. yes. >> that was a little less civil than i thought. >> stephen: the chair recognize mrs. scaramuchi. >> here's what i would say is, because he is a personal friend and there are children and his wife and a family involved, i would say that the pressure and
the stress of it is enormous. and i would say that he's likely to be indicted, and typically, these cases take-- as you know-- 10 to 12 weeks. he's in the ninth week of the situation. and so, i think he has to develop a strategy related to his legal team to get the right peopleant to wtever the indictment is. and i don't think he has that right now, so that's why the shift is going on. >> stephen: you wouldn't ever be without a lawyer when you're under this kind of pressure. >> oh, no, he's got a whole slate of lawyers that are out there that want to represent him. but i think he doesn't know, to be candid, what the actual indictment is going to be yet. i think he's been left in the dark on that. so once the charges are actually made, i think he'll back into a strategy and the right legal team. >> stephen: when my producer asked bumichael cohen, whether he was going to flip, you actually called michael cohen on the phone backstage. >> yeah, so i actually saw him -- >> stephen: did you bring your phone out with you? >> i didn't. do you want to talk to michael?
>> stephen: i do, could somebody-- >> can i, can i-- can i talk to michael. >> stephen: get his phone right now. >> if michael avenatti-- ( cheers and applause ) >> i knew-- i knew this was going to be rough and it was going to be two on one. >> wait a minute,. >> stephen: no, no, switch places. come on, switch places right now. come on. >> now i can get hit instero. it's like my bose stereo headphones. >> you know me. you know i'm a good guy. >> are we going to whine or are we going to talk? >> let's talk. >> stephen: could we get some wine? three glass of wine right now. >> there's no lawyer that would allow mike toll talk publicly about his situation, not even michael avenatti. meaning if michael was his client. here's the thing-- we have to see how it unfolds and we have to see what the charges are. once we know what the charges
are, we know what the sphrat strat gee is. when people are saying mike cell going to flip or not going to flip, i think it's very, very unfair. obviously, michael avenatti thinks he's going to flip. i can't say if he's going to flip or not flip -- >> stephen: you don't know or you don't want to speculate. >> i don't want to speculate-- i actually don't know. here's what i would say: the strategy of isolating michael and the strategy of republican donors and republican party officials and people that were longtime friends of michael cohen walking from michael cohen and leaving him in isolation, i think it's a very bad thing. and so for me, i would tell people-- if i was his lawyer-- let's-- let's be a little more engaging with michael, and don't leave him out there in the dark or out in the cold like a john lecarre novel. that would be me. >> stephen: okay, let's bring the wine in now. let's bring the wine in now. another thanks very much. ( cheers and applause ) >> rose. >> yeah, rose. >> stephen: rose, rose right there. >> you see, last time i was here i didn't get any wine.
>> stephen: this could be colder, but you know, salud. >> i'm going to drink it like the president. >> stephen: let's talk about the president of the united states fair second. both of you-- now, people may not know this, mr. sca scaramuc, you're a lawyer yourself. >> i am. >> stephen: you went to harvard law. >> i did go to harvard law. >> stephen: both of you-- let's start with you, mr. avenatti. the president has floated the idea that he could pardon himself. do you think that the president would do that? would he pardon himself? >> oh, there's no question in my mind that he would pardon himself because this guy is one of the biggest narcissists you've ever seen in your entire life. >> but we're not-- ( cheers and applause ) the three of us-- >> wait, wait, wait. i'm not done. i'm not done. wait i mean, look, look, this guy-- >> the three of us are not nart sifts. just the president. >> this guy has-- if th guy has an ego that is unfar lelled. he's also about the show. he's all about the pomp and
circumstance. we just saw that in singapore. travels to singapore whafl way around the world, spends 24 hours there, and is more interested in the flags and strolling through the garden than actually getting something done. if it was me, i would still thereby, because i would have gotten a deal that mattered done instead of posing for a bunch of picture s. >> stephen: well-- >> a little -- >> stephen: who knows whether we could get anything-- who knows whether you can get kim jong-un to degree to anything. >> i appreciate what michael is saying but it's a little more complicated than that. and there's a series of things that have to happen that are bilateral and multilateral to get that deal done. but what i do think-- what i don't like about what's going on right now, when barack obama in 2008 said he was going to talk to him, republicans railed against barack obama. and in 2018, when donald j. trump said he was going to go talk to him, the democrats railed against him. so what i'm calling for is people should dial it back a little bit. we're all americans. let's come up with the right strategy that will help us create global peace and global
prosperity. and i think-- and maybe you do, too, maybe you don't eye don't know. but i think it's better that these people are talking with each other. i think it's super important to get that dialogue going. maybe it doesn't amount to anything. i don't know. my guess is, though, knowing secretary pompeo as well as i do, and knowing the president reasonably well, i think it's going to get done. and i think it will surprise the world on the upside. >> stephen: do you still talk to the president? >> i do. >> stephen: because you got kicked out after 11 days quite famously. >> yes. >> stephen: one 11-day period is now called "a scaramuchi." you did 11 days-- >> it's actually not long enough to be called "the scaramuchi." it's called "the mooch." it was a very short period of time. >> stephen: we have to take a commercial break here. we will be right back with commercial break here. we will be right back with anthony scaramucci and michael avenatti. when i went hiking with the other product, it just didn't fit right and i was always readjusting it. so, now our camping trips are their camping trips.
but with the new sizes of depend fit-flex, it feels like it was made for me. i'm ready to get back our time together. introducing more sizes for better comfort. new depend fit-flex underwear is guaranteed to be your best fit. get a free sample at depend.com new depend fit-flex underwear is guaranteed to be your best fit. it's pretty amazing out there. the world is full of more possibilities than ever before. and american express has your back every step of the way- whether it's the comfort of knowing help is just a call away with global assist. or getting financing to fund your business. no one has your back like american express. so where ever you go. we're right there with you. the powerful backing of american express. don't do business without it. don't live life without it.
rewards me basicallyaptain everywhere.obvious and hotels.com so why am i stomping grapes with aerobics enthusiasts near this b&b? because lsomlets m mmm. foot juice. hotels.com. you do you and get rewarded. (wienermobile horn) to put a better hot dog it's oscain every hand.ion and that's just what we do. with no artificial preservatives, no added nitrates or nitrites, and by waving bye to by-products. so you can get back to loving them. for the love of hot dogs. (wienermobile horn) did you do anything for your birthday? well...best...birthday...ever!! not much. just stopped paying too much at verizon and switched to sprint's unlimited 55+ (vo) the new unlimited 55+ from sprint. for people with hearing loss, two lines for only $35 per month per line. visit sprintrelay.com yeah! (butch growls at man). he's looking at me right now, isn't he? yup. (butch barks at man) butch is like an old soul that just hates my guts.
(laughs) (vo) you can never have too many faithful companions. that's why i got a subaru crosstrek. love is out there. find it in a subaru crosstrek. discpump, foam, hydrate care foaming body wash. new dove men + care foaming body wash it runs on doritos. want to tr[dog barks]me machine? okay. yes! [humming, thumping] this is the greatest moment of my life! get out of my yard! [birds chirping] jimmy? you're so old. [crunch!]
welcome back. i'm here with michael avenatti and anthony scaramucci. now, guys, what is both of your opinions of trump lawyer rudy guiliani? do you think he's helping his client or-- ( laughter ) because he's out there kind of-- one second. i will, just a second. he's shooting off at the mouth sometimes without checking in back at pledge central at the white house. and doesn't always make a lot of sense. and things have to be walked back, even by the president. would you be please pleased wity
guiliani as a client if you were the president? >> so i acly tha there's some premeditation going on. i think that -- >> stephen: premeditation of what? what do you mean? >> there's a communication strategy that's premeditated. and even though it's coming across somewhat sloppily, i think it is part of the design. >> stephen: what's the strategy? what do you mean? the strategy is what throw a lot of chaff in the air? >> no, i think it's very clear a payment was made. and i think going on sean's show, sean hannity, and releasing that information-- they wanted to do that before michael got a hold of it -- >> stephen: after long denials that no payment had ever been made. >> okay. >> stephen: after long denials that no payment was made, admit m.i.t.ing to a lie. >> i don't speak for the president. >> stephen: but you than he lied. >> but hold on a second. >> stephen: s oro, counselor, yes or no? >> he says he department. he says he has so many things gog -- >> stephen: he tweeted, live tweeted and said yeah, yeah.
>> then according to him one of his accountants came forward and said, hey, you did this, and this is how we did it, and they went on the sean hannity show to bring it up. rudy has done a good job in the following way. number one, he's out there defending the president-- you may not like the way he's defending the president, he may not like it, but there are a lot of people who like it. you have to remember, he did win, and got 63.5 million -- >> stephen: nobody said he didn't win. that's a strawman. >> there's a base out there that they're communicating to, and there's a lot of fight in rudy and i i think the president has a 25- 30-year relationship with rudy, and i think the president respects and likes the fight that rude sebringing to the table. >> stephen: what do either of you make of the idea that the fact it was revealed that donald trump did dictate the memo obfuscating donald trump jr.'s acceptance of an invitation to
collude with the russian government to get information on hillary clinton? that was... revealed by his lawyers to the justice department, to mueller's team. said, "yeah, he did dictate that." that's another lie. are you okay with the lies? i'm going to go to him first. i'm going to go with him first. you got the last answer. >> sorry, go ahead. more wine. more wine. >> stephen: how would you describe that revelation? >> two things. first of all, dy gui an absolute walking disaster, period. ( applause ) period. all right. i mean, dazed and confused rudy has no idea what he's doing day in or day out. and i do not believe that it is possible that this is premeditated. and if it is premeditated, it's even worse than we could all expect. so, that-- that's-- that's number one. >> but it's working, michael.
>> no it's not working. it's a disaster. that's number one. number two, as it relates to the memo that you referenced, i mean, this is what happens when your entire administration is built on a house of lies. i mean, lying is the rule rather than the exception with this administration. and when you can't keep youralize straight, this is what happens, period. ( applause ) >> stephen: are you okay with thes? aryou okay with the lies? >> no, i don't think anybody-- i don't think anybody's okay with lies. but i think if you take it into the historical context, politicians lie when their mouths are moving, okay. moreover, eisenhower lied about u-2, kennedy lied. i can take you through the entire list of the presidents-- maybe george washington, steve, is the only-- stephen, is the only person who didn't -- >> stephen: he cannot tell a lie. the cherry tree. >> the thing is -- >> stephen: wait a second, if you lie, yes, politicians lie. everybody knows politicians lie at various times in their careers. but if you lie, there's a consequence for having been
caught. that is the foundation-- ( applause ) -- of public morality and ethics. if you say he lies and that's , where are we going? where are we going? >> i'm not justifying the lies, i'm jut trying to put it in historical context. but i'm also saying that most people, okay, have told a lie. >> stephen: but not about colluding with the russian government to undermine our democracy! there's a big difference! there's a-- >> he didn't do that. >> stephen: yes, they colluded, a failed collusion-- >> they didn't collude. >> stephen: you're a lawyer. you know a failed collusion is still collusion. if you've got goods you want to fence, and you say, "i'll meet you at midnight" and i don't show up, you still tried to fence your goods. >> i don't think the president had any awareness of that meeting when it took place, number one. >> stephen: but afterwards he knew so just his son did. >> let me finish. >> this is your jury, by the way. >> stephen: another but, go ahead, let's imagine-- >> thank god i do have some family members out there.
>> stephen: let's imagine the president didn't know but his son did. >> okay, so i don't-- no, but i think it was about the child adoption situation-- let me finish. let me finish. >> stephen: you know-- you know the adoption situation is about. the adoption situation is an attempt to lift the minitsky act, which is sanctions against russian oligarch very specifically. it's about friends of-- >> i know bill broader personally. >> stephen: you know he thinks that explanation is (bleep), right? >> you guys won't let me finish but i'm going to keep talking anyway. the president did not collude with the russians as it related to the election. did the russians interfere with the election? there's evidence to suggest the russians interfered with the election. but a democratic pollster-- not me-- but a democratic pollster mark penn has said-- >> oh, come on! no, ma-- >> stephen: go ahead, go ahead, go ahead. let the man finish. >> let's switch seats again so i
can get you guys from both sides. >> stephen: let's switch seats. i don't know-- by the way, i absolutely-- give him the wine. the . anlo-- ou takyourine. seni would lik. look, look. >> okay, go ahead. >> stephen: i want to warn our affiliates we might be going long. i want to apologize to james corden for bumping his hour. >> you know, i will say this in defense-- in defense the the mooch, if the moosm was still at the white house, the relationship with the press would be far better than than it is. because the assault that has occurred on the exprets first amendment of this country over the last 18 months is shocking and disturbing, period. ( applause ). >> stephen: yeah. >> i'm not-- i'm not here-- i'm not here as the-- i'm not here as a defender of the president. i don't work for the president anymore. and i have said thislicly ire--t amendment. and one of the only things i did-- ( applause ) one of the only things diis i,
that first day, i turned the lights and the cameras back on in the press room because i firmly believe that the free press of the united states has to hold people in power accountable, okay. and now we may not like the free press-- ( applause ) we may not like the free press. >> stephen: i agree. >> but we have to-- and we can have an adversarial relationship with the free press, but we can't have a war. and if the president watches your show-- and i don't know if he does or doesn't -- >> stephen: every night. >> i would say go out there and go on all the networks -- it was great to see ow george stephanopoulos' show" get out there and out of the style box you're in right now and let's ends the war declaration on the media. at the end of the day, we're one country, and the country needs the information and we have to get this thing right for everybody. >> stephen: gentlemen, thank you so much for being here. anthony scaramucci michael avenatti. we'll be right back. get ready for pixar pier!... prepare to be awed...
[baby laughing] [baby crying] [baby laughing] [baby crying] [baby laughing] [baby crying] we hide hotel names, so you can find four star hotels at two star prices. ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e hotwire.com do nthanks grandma. why don't you fetch me some doritos. (whoosh - dog barks) fetch me a bare na... (whoosh and dog bark) (bear growl / scream) crunch internet. but not it's "you've never ged with speeds like this" internet. it's "all your teenagers streaming at once" internet. it's "i can get up to one, two, three, four, five mobile lines included?" internet! it's internet from xfinity that makes your life
simple. easy. awesome. see how you can save by getting xfinity mobile included with your internet. get started with xfinity internet with more speed than ever for $29.99 a month for 12 months. click, call or visit a store today. >> stephen: here performing their single, "must've been," featuring d.r.a.m., ladies and gentlemen, chromeo! ( cheers and applause )
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i must've been high when i met you met you ♪ out of my mind when i decided to love you ♪ now i'm just tryin' to forget you forget you ♪ i must've been i must've been drunk off your words ♪ twisted off your kisses, i know yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i must've been, babe ooh, babe, yeah, yeah
♪ one hit of you, i went through the roof ♪ your love's so strong, that's a hundred proof ♪ too much of you, i ain't drivin' home ♪ no, i ain't spendin' the night alone here we go! ♪ all this lyin' got me stressin' ♪ tell me why you keep me guessin', yeah ♪ i wish i'd have learned my lesson ♪ but i wanted you yeah, i wanted you ♪ i must've been high when i met you ♪ out of my mind when i decided to love you ♪ now i'm just tryin' to forget you ♪ i must've been i must've been ♪ i must've been high when i met you ♪ out of my mind when i decided to love you ♪ i must've been drunk off your words ♪ twisted off your kisses, i know ♪ i must've been i must've been
♪ high i must've been high ♪ i must've been high high ♪ could be mary, could be molly, could be you ♪ y'all girls got me in a trance, hypnotized ♪ can't wake up, fantasizing could be christina or lucy ♪ can't believe this how y'all do me ♪ you only call me to use me and abuse me ♪ all this lyin' got me stressin' ♪ tell me why you keep me guessin' ♪ i wish i'd have learned my lesson ♪ but i wanted you yeah, i wanted you ♪ c'mon, i must've been high when i met you ♪ out of my mind when i decided to love you ♪ now i'm just tryin' to forget you forget you ♪ i must've been i must've been
♪ i must've been high when i met you ♪ out of my mind when i decided to love you ♪ i must've been drunk off your words tsted oousi ♪ i must've been i must've been ♪ high i must've been, i must've been high ♪ i must've been, i must've been high ♪ i must've been, i must've been high ♪ high when i met you ♪ i'm comin' down like a flight of stairs ♪ i guess i'm finally seein' clear ♪ i know i promised i wouldn't call ♪ but, i guess i'm just goin' through withdrawal ♪ i must've been high when i met you ♪ out of my mind when i decided to love you ♪ i must've been drunk off your words ♪ twisted off your kisses, i know i muste 've been
( cheers and applause ) >> stephen: hey, that's it for "the late show," everybody. tune in tomorrow when my guests will be natalie portman, marc maron, and musical guest, alt-j with pusha t and twin shadow. now stick around for james corden. good night! captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ♪ are you ready y'all to have some fun ♪ feel the love tonight don't you worry 'bout t where it is you come from it'll be all right