Stephen Colbert Mocks Trump, Jokes We'd Have President BTS If Rally Sizes Determined Election Winner

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'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

Stephen Colbert poked fun at one of the arguments in President Donald Trump's leaked phone call to "find" more votes by saying if rally sizes had the power that votes did, then BTS would be our next president.

The Washington Post obtained an audio recording of Trump's phone conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Jan. 3, in which Trump pressured him to find 11,780 additional votes in the president's favor during a recount that would not indicate Joe Biden as a clear winner. "We won very substantially in Georgia. You even see it by rally size, frankly. We'd be getting 25-30,000 people a rally," Trump argued.

But The Late Show With Stephen Colbert host had a counterargument tied to a certain K-pop phenomenon. "One problem: Rally size does not decide who wins the election. That's why on the 20th of January, we won't be swearing in President BTS," Colbert quipped during his Jan. 4 program, showing a Photoshopped image of the boy band raising their hands and taking part in the swearing-in ceremony during a U.S. presidential inauguration.

The comedian continued by giving an example of what their State of the Union would look like, which involved a rainbow-colored sparkly filter while Colbert made the Korean finger-heart gesture.

"I've met the guys; they're very nice. They're lovely fellas," he added. BTS first appeared on Colbert last May and performed "Boy With Luv" while honoring The Beatles' iconic late night TV performance as well as "Make It Right."

Watch Colbert's segment below.