Stephen Colbert: Vladimir Putin's Reported Reason For Russia Hacking The Election Is 'Lame'

"There are so many better reasons to get revenge on America."

Stephen Colbert mocked Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Thursday over the reported reason behind allegations he directly interfered in the U.S. presidential election.

The “Late Show” host said that Putin’s alleged personal vendetta against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton over her 2011 call for an investigation into fraud and intimidation in Russia’s parliamentary elections was “lame.”

“There are so many better reasons to get revenge on America,” Colbert said. “Economic sanctions, NATO expansion, Sean Connery’s accent in ‘The Hunt for Red October.’”

Colbert also examined President-elect Donald Trump’s latest cabinet picks ― including the rumored choice of movie star Sylvester Stallone for a top arts role. And he explored why so many singers are reluctant to perform at Trump’s inauguration.

Check out the full monologue in the clip above.