I have the jokes, he has the launch codes. So it’s a fair trade, Stephen Colbert said in defense after Trump supporters tried to make #FireColbert a thing. While the host of The Late Show does not regret his monolog, half the country is enraged by his audacity to take on the United States President, making crude sexual jokes while basically embodying the definition of besmirching.
Monday’s Monolog Was Colbert’s Way of Defending a Close Friend
Donald Trump, our commander-in-chief is an avid, and publicly declared, fan of Fox News. However, as President of the United States of America, Trump is obligated to collaborate with all media outlets, no matter his personal opinion on them.
Last Saturday, POTUS accepted to talk to John Dickerson, Colbert’s colleague at CBS, for a special edition of Face the Nation. During the interview, the President started mocking Dickerson, ending up calling his show Deface the Nation, accusing both his interlocutor and CBS of spreading fake news and not rising to Fox’s level.
Dickerson took it like a man until the end when he was not-so-pleasantly invited to leave the president’s office. Colbert, on the other side, is not that much of a gentleman, pouring his anger during his Late Show with no regards to possible consequences.
Colbert Refuses to Apologize, but Regrets Some of the Strongest Words He Used
The comedian made it clear he is not interested in issuing an apology to the commander in chief during his Wednesday show. Even though Colbert crossed the line with some of his jokes – alluding that the President is a sexual predator with small genitals that engages in homosexual relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, he refuses to apologise.
Now, even though Republicans are demanding CBS to #FireColbert, the comedian is still the host of The Late Show, refusing to apologize even for the most obscene remarks he made during Monday’s monolog.
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