As it happens, on Tuesday in his "Late Show" monologue, Stephen Colbert noted Trump's dismal approval ratings, then noted Trump's tweet from that morning: "The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before." Colbert's reaction: "Yes. Evidently, any bad news for Trump is rigged. If it rains on Inauguration Day, he'll tweet this" -- and then "The Late Show" displayed a mockup of a possible Trump tweet while Colbert read it in his huffy Trump voice.
See the timestamp on that fake tweet? Well, it's 3:27 p.m. ET and President Donald J. Trump has not, in fact, tweeted that.
Colbert was wrong. Sad!
Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.