"I'm not saying what we have isn't special, but we're not exclusive", Colbert said to audience laughs.
Luckily, he said, President Donald Trump stepped up in a pure moment of statesmanship to de-escalate Kim Jong-un's rhetoric.
"The president alone has the authority to launch nuclear weapons, the only restraint being the advice of senior advisers who might be present at the time of crisis, and Donald Trump has shown repeated contempt for informed and wise counsel", wrote Humphrey, a former member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
In response, North Korea said it was considering a missile strike on the US territory of Guam. The United States, we sanction a lot of other countries.
Whenever North Korea ratchets up its rhetoric, the world typically turns to the USA president for a response.
"They will be met with the fire and fury like the world has never seen".
"Faced with the greatest challenge of his presidency, Donald Trump stepped up and, in a moment of pure statesmanship, de-escalated the rhetoric and brought calm to our anxious nation", Colbert lied, cueing up a clip of Trump, at his New Jersey golf club, delivering his "They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen" speech. "And I just started "The Handmaid's Tale"!" "I think it's incumbent on Congress, our president, the world leaders, to make sure we don't get to that point". "He (Kim Jong-un) has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement".
It seems Colbert has his mind set on TV dystopia.