Stephen Colbert Can’t Get Over This 1 Weird Side Effect Of Trump’s Coronavirus Drugs

The "Late Show" host finds a potential problem linked to the president's COVID-19 treatment.

“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert took a look at the treatments President Donald Trump is receiving to help fight off the coronavirus ― and he was a little surprised by what he found. 

Among other things, doctors had given Trump the experimental drug Remdesivir and the steroid drug dexamethasone.

“I’m not a doctor,” Colbert said on Monday. “But I’m pretty sure it’s not a good sign when you get prescribed the high score in a Scrabble game.”

Then, Colbert took a look at the medications’ side effects, which for dexamethasone include “a feeling of extreme well-being” and “temporary burning, pain and itching around your anus.” 

Colbert used that as a chance to play a clip of Johnny Cash performing “Ring of Fire” as a testimonial to the drug. That one unusual side effect also became a running gag that burned through the rest of his monologue:

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