The “Late Show” host said Biden is already going after Putin, who he called a “killer” in an ABC interview this week. Biden also said that Putin will “pay a price” for his election interference.
But it was another moment that really caught Colbert’s attention. That came when ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked Biden about when he reportedly said Putin doesn’t have a soul during a 2011 meeting.
“I did say that to him, yes,” Biden confessed. “And his response was, ‘We understand one another.’”
“I wasn’t being a wise guy. I was alone with him in his office... I said, ‘I looked in your eyes, and I don’t think you have a soul.’ He looked back at me and said, ‘We understand each other.’”
Colbert was impressed.
“Wow, that is badass, Joe!” he said. “That sounds like James Bond in a scene from ’Dr. No Malarkey.’”
Colbert even offered a fake movie poster as part of his Wednesday night monologue: