Colbert to Japan PM on Trump: Leave some 'strokes' on the golf course

CBS "Late Night" host Stephen Colbert on Monday mocked Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's praise of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden More than 6 in 10 expect Trump to be reelected: poll MORE, suggesting Abe "leave some of the strokes on the golf course." 

Abe has golfed with Trump twice since the latter took office as the two leaders appear to have built an affinity for each other in a relatively short period of time.

"Abe really turned on the charm offensive, treating Trump to a round of golf then reminding Donald about it at that night’s reception," Colbert said before playing a clip of Abe. 


“When you play golf with someone not just once but for two times, the person must be your favorite guy," Abe said to laughter during the state banquet at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on Monday.

“Alright, Shinzo, leave some of the ‘strokes’ on the golf course," Colbert joked.

The CBS host and staunch Trump critic has gotten in hot water before for making sexual references about Trump and other world leaders.

In May, Colbert said of Trump during his opening monologue, “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c--k holster.”

Criticism quickly came from all sides of media as the FCC weighed whether the former Comedy Central host should be fined for that remark. 

"Stephen Colbert tried to insult Donald Trump. He made a homophobic comment instead," read a Vox headline. Colbert's Gay Trump Joke Went Too Far, Time Magazine wrote.

Many other outlets had similar headlines.

The FCC ultimately decided not to fine Colbert.

Trump continues his 13-day Asia tour in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday.