Comedian John Mulaney compared President Trump to a “horse loose in a hospital” during an appearance on "The Late Show" with Stephen Colbert on Friday.

Mulaney was describing a recent trip to Japan where people asked him if, as an American, he was “happy with recent developments” in politics.

“We were like, ‘No, we’re not,’ ” Mulaney said. “ ‘We’re nice people.’ ”


Mulaney said he was asked if he was “sad or scared,” to which he replied things were more like “a horse loose in a hospital.”

“Like I think everything’s going to be OK, but I have no idea what’s going to happen next. And none of you know either. We’ve all never not known together,” Mulaney said. “And on the news they try to get people like, ‘We’ve got a man here who once saw a bird in an airport’ and we’re like, ‘Get the hell out of here. This is a horse loose in a hospital.’ ”

“It’s not good,” Mulaney continued. “It’s confusing because every day we just have to follow the horse, and some days it’s like, ‘The horse used the elevator?’ You know those days when you’re like, ‘Is the horse smart?’ And then we’re all just like, ‘Why hasn’t the horse-catcher caught the horse?’ and then the horse is like, ‘I have fired the horse-catcher.’ ”

Mulaney appeared to be referencing the firing of former FBI Director James Comey by Trump in May. 

Colbert has routinely used his show to mock Trump, imagining postcards from his first foreign trip as president and using his monologue to rip into Trump’s policies.