Colbert is hilariously leaning into Trump's absurdity.
On Feb. 1, 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted that his first State of the Union was the most watched in history.
"Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews," he wrote. "Delivered from the heart!"
Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech. 45.6 million people watched… https://t.co/HKFLkRjlGQ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1517486569.0
The problem, of course, is that this claim is verifiably false.
As New York Magazine pointed out, fewer people watched Trump's State of the Union than the first addresses given by the previous three presidents. Even Fox News(!) published a tweet debunking the president's claim.