Stephen Colbert, host of CBS' "The Late Show," has penned a children's book comprised of a compilation of comments made by President Donald Trump during his visits to hurricane-ravaged areas. Proceeds from the project will go toward disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.
What are the details?
Colbert — who is known for mocking and criticizing Trump — titled the book, "Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane." Simon & Schuster will release it Nov. 6, the day of the midterm elections.
The title is a reference to Trump's conversation with a homeowner in heavily hit New Bern, North Carolina, during a visit on Sept. 19. The victim showed Trump a boat that had washed ashore, and the president responded, "At least you got a nice boat out of the deal."
In announcing his project Friday night, "The Late Show" host explained, "You might recall that Donald Trump's visit to North Carolina after the hurricane did not comfort anyone. He made so many odd comments about that boat, that as a joke, we turned all of those comments into a children's book made up entirely of quotes of Trump touring hurricane damage."
All profits from the book's sales will go to the Foundation for the Carolinas, the One SC Fund, the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund, and World Central Kitchen, according to Colbert.
"This way," he said, "Donald Trump's comments about that boat are helping in spite of him."
South Carolina native Colbert added, "It's the perfect gift for young readers and presidents who don't read."
Colbert isn't the only late night talk show host to write a children's book. Earlier this year, HBO "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver wrote a political book titled, "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo," released the day before second lady Karen Pence's children's book, "Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President."
Marlon Bundo is the name of Vice President Mike Pence's rabbit.
"Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is also a children's book author, but his works are directed more at parenting, titled "Everything is Mama" and "Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA."