06/12/2016 9:11 PM AEDT

Stephen Colbert Skewers Donald Trump's Defense Secretary Pick

Stephen Colbert gave Donald Trump some alternative suggestions Monday as to who should be his secretary of defense.

The president-elect has nominated retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis to head up the Defense Department, but the “Late Show” host said Trump should opt for someone with a cuddlier sounding nickname.

 “A secretary of defense with the name ‘Mad Dog’ does not automatically make me feel safer,” Colbert said. 

“You’ve got a president with no experience of foreign policy with his finger on the button, and the other person in the room is a guy named ‘Mad Dog.’ That’s not a secretary of defense, that’s the sidekick on a morning zoo crew.”

Colbert’s alternative suggestions include Cool Cat Cuffington and General Willing To Project American Power But Surprisingly Rational About It Robinson. They sound like very huggable options to us.

Check it out in the clip above.