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Stephen Colbert takes on Canada-US trade relations in hilarious opening monologue (VIDEO)

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Daily Hive Staff Apr 26, 2017 1:04 am 11,147

Last night on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert admitted they don’t often get into international stories.

But as tensions continue to rise between the “United States and our sworn enemy, Canada. Cold Mexico! The Great White North Korea!” he was forced to address them.

After a quick run down of Trump’s softwood lumber tariff on Canada, Colbert delivers his pièce de résistance: “As far as I know, this is the first time anyone has rejected Justin Trudeau’s wood.” After which, a “visual approximation” of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr appears on screen alongside a quote. Spoiler alert, it’s a beaver in a suit.

Colbert also helps translate for his audience just what Canadians mean when we say we “strongly disagree.” (According to Colbert “that’s Canadian for “f**k you.”)

Of course, Trump is the real target of the monologue and the entire second half is dedicated to taking him, and daughter Ivanka, down.

Watch Colbert’s hilarious opening monologue below:

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