A lot of people were infuriated after Rachel Maddow took viewers on an emotional rollercoaster on Tuesday night when she announced she had Donald Trump's tax returns...only to go on and on with an excruciatingly long build up to the "reveal," which turned out to be two pages of a 2005 tax document that you could have just seen online. Stephen Colbert mimicked her style in a segment last night, throwing out dramatic pause after dramatic pause as he offered his own drawn-out preamble regarding a joke connected to Trump.

The real Rachel Maddow was on The Tonight Show With Ratings Loser Jimmy Fallon talking about those Trump tax returns and how they were obtained and verified. It was bad enough that she got all our hopes up for two pages of whatever—but forcing me to embed a Fallon video? TOO FAR MADDOW.

Colbert has a slightly different theory on how Maddow got those tax returns: he thinks Trump may have been his own leaker. Colbert then took to his microwave camera to get to the heart of this conspiracy: "Follow me here," he said. "Maybe Trump did leak his own tax returns from the year when he actually paid returns to dispel rumors that he hasn't paid taxes in 20 years. Or maybe this whole tax thing is just a distraction from the investigation into his connections with Russia. Or maybe that's just a distraction from the fact that Trumpcare's dead on arrival. If you think about it, it makes sense. But if you don't think about it, it makes more sense."

But at least we learned what it takes to get the White House to confirm some basic facts about the president: "So apparently I think this proves if they think you already have the information, Trump's team is more than happy to confirm it. I guess now is a good time to tell the White House that someone Fed Ex'd me a urine-soaked videotape."

Seth Meyers, meanwhile, thinks the real revelation of the tax returns is how he feels about his children: "Specifically the part where he claimed Ivanka and Donald Jr. as dependents and tried to write off Eric as a loss."

For his "A Closer Look" segment, Meyers looked closer at how the Trump administration consistently tries to discredit the sources of anyone who presents facts that clash with their agenda. "The only constant in all of this is that Trump likes something if it agrees with him, and he hates it if it doesn't," Meyers said. "Even when Trump makes a claim in his own words, like when he accused President Obama of wiretapping him, we can't be sure if we are supposed to take him literally."